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Contemporary Artists: Find Books

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Search the Catalog

To find books and media search the SFCC Library Catalog. Then click on the Advanced Search tab.

Type keywords or phrases in the Search: box. Select Subject from the Search within menu. For a broader search select Keyword from the Search within menu. Avoid using natural language or full sentences when searching. You'll want to play around with terms here. If your search result is small, try using broader terms.

Here's an example of a search phrase which may be too narrow at first: great temple of madurai india. A broader search phrase might be india architecture or hindu temples

Interlibrary Loan

Requesting Books

Books not available at SFCC Library may be obtained from other libraries in the area through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. Plan ahead, ILL requests may take up to 1-2 weeks for delivery.

Key to Catalog

Library Location: Indicates which library owns the item.

  • SCC Library - 2nd Floor: SFCC Library shares the catalog with SCC. We can request items owned by SCC and have them delivered to SFCC Library within 24-hours.
  • SFCC Media Office--Library use only: Media (DVDs and videos) which can be checked out and viewed in the Media Lab, lower level of library.

 Call Number: Series of numbers and letters on the spine of books indicates location of item on shelves. The following designators indicate special collections where items may be located.

  • R = Reference - Items which are for in-library use only. Reference material are located near the Reference Desk.
  • RES = Reserve - Course -specific materials with a shortened checkout period. Reserve materials are located at the Circulation Desk
  • Oversized = Items which are physically larger than typical material. Oversized items are located adjacent to the Reference Collection

 Status:  Indicates whether the item is "Available" or "Checked Out."