The easiest way to find videos available at a Spokane Public Library location is to search in their catalog. You can also access many streaming videos through their digital databases. All SCC students have access to Spokane Public Library. Learn more about access and consider exploring their plethora of resources today.
If you aren't sure where to start your search for videos at the SCC library, consider searching in the Library catalog system (Primo). Primo provides access to all of our physical items, as well as the majority of our databases. Notably, Swank Top 500 is not available in Primo.
While you cannot browse every available video in one place, you can search for a topic or keyword of interest, then use the "Resource Type" filter. Select "Videos" to show only video resources. If "Videos" is not displayed in the filter, that means there are no video resources available for your search.
Note that Primo will display items available at all Community Colleges of Spokane locations, including Spokane Falls Community College. To filter for SCC, use the Library filter and select "SCC."
Finally, to determine what kind of video you are looking at (physical or streaming), note that a search result will either describe its location in the library, or say "Full text available," which means it is a streaming video.
Some of the library computers can be used to watch DVDs in the library. The library does not have external (USB) DVD/Blu-ray players available for use. Streaming videos require updated browsers and tend to work best in Chrome, Edge, and Firefox. Stop by the Checkout Desk for more information and to get help.
There are two primary ways to request a video title that we do not have.
This system allows SCC to connect with other libraries in the area and temporarily borrow the item from them for our students, employees, and community members. There is no guarantee that the video is available at another library in our system, nor is there any guarantee that the video will be available in a format of choice. Learn more about Interlibrary Loan before submitting your request.
If you think that your request would make a great addition to our library, we invite you to suggest your title for purchase. Note that the librarians will review the request to see if it aligns with our collection development policy and community needs before making the final decision. Learn more about Suggesting a Purchase before submitting your request.
Both processes take time, sometimes more than is reasonable if you need a video for a specific course assignment. If you are interested in finding videos that are similar to the specific title of interest, contact a librarian for help.
There are many videos available at the physical library. Videos are available in the following formats: DVD, Blu-ray, and VHS. Most titles are available for three-day checkout, while some can only be used in the library. Each video has a sticker that identifies the loan period.
The SCC library provides access to many videos online through various library databases. These videos range from feature-length films to short video clips that are instructional in nature. To look up video databases, start by visiting our A-Z Databases page. You can use the search bar to search for "video" or "videos," or browse through the full list of databases and discover databases containing videos through their descriptions. Below is a list and description of each database that contains videos.