SFCC Virtual Library
Many library services and resources are available virtually.
All library materials (including technology) that were checked out for Spring quarter were due June 19th, 2020.
If you are enrolled in summer classes at SFCC and would like to check out a laptop and/or hotspot, please contact CircDesk@sfcc.spokane.edu or call 509-533-3805 for more information.
There is Drive-In Wifi all across Washington State. Check for a map of locations.
*subject to sudden change
Summer 2020 Hours
The SFCC librarians are available via email, chat and Zoom.
All items checked out for Spring quarter were due June 19, 2020.
Books/DVDs/magazines may be returned to book drops at the north and south entrances of the SFCC Library (Building 2).
Technology (laptops/hotspots) returns: email CircDesk@sfcc.spokane.edu or call 509-533-3805 for help.
Physical course reserves are currently not available due to the campus closure and honestly, sharing materials such as books, which can’t be adequately cleaned, would be irresponsible. The library is currently evaluating which course reserves circulate the most and seeing if we can procure funds to purchase a limited number of course reserves as eBooks. However, this process takes time and money. As of right now, we hope to have more details at a later date.
Printing is currently not available due to the closure of the campus.
Book requests are temporarily suspended until further notice.
Article requests will be processed as soon as possible depending on staff availability. Expect delays in fulfillment due to lending library closures.
SCC/SFCC students can access the Spokane Public Library's digital resources. If you and your family are spending extended time at home, you may want to take advantage of SPL's extensive collection of popular ebooks, audiobooks, streaming films & television shows, online magazines, and even comics.
Check Our Accessing Spokane Public Library Resource page or contact the SFCC Reference Desk if you have questions about how to get your automatically approved library barcode.
Expert librarians are standing by to assist you. Contact us any time.
SFCC librarians will chat with you online. (During off-hours, you may be chatting with a librarian from another college.)
Email a librarian to schedule a Zoom video consultation appointment.
Library guides provide extra instructional support by subject area and/or class.
Example services & resources:
Let us know if you are interested in any of these options or would like to discuss alternatives.
We've got lots of techie tools we can use to support you and students remotely.
If you are not sure who to contact, please refer to our list of librarians by subject area to determine the best person to email. All librarians are help to help!
Fair Use & Teaching Remotely During Covid-19
If you need to make material quickly available to students follow these guidelines to reduce copyright risk.
"While legal obligations do not automatically dissolve in the face of a public health crisis, U.S. copyright law is, thankfully, well equipped to provide the flexibility necessary for the vast majority of remote learning needed at this time...It is evident that making materials available and accessible to students in this time of crisis will almost always be a fair use." -Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching and Research\
This statement is meant to provide further clarity on how copyright law applies to remote teaching in the wake of the Covid outbreak. https://tinyurl.com/tvnty3a