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Coronavirus COVID-19 event, SFCC Library Services Update Home: Home

SFCC Library Services

updated 6.24.2020

SFCC Library LogoSFCC Virtual Library

Many library services and resources are available virtually.

*see below for Library Services during COVID19, Research Help and Faculty Support*


All library materials (including technology) that were checked out for Spring quarter were due June 19th, 2020.

  • Technology: email or call 509-533-3805 to find out how to return your items.
  • Books, DVDs and magazines: use the drop boxes by either entrance of the SFCC Library (building 2)



If you are enrolled in summer classes at SFCC and would like to check out a laptop and/or hotspot, please contact or call 509-533-3805 for more information. 



There is Drive-In Wifi all across Washington State. Check for a map of locations.

There are some additional places students can look for help with computer access:


Library Services During Covid-19

Library Hours & Services

*subject to sudden change

Summer 2020 Hours

Library Building



SFCC Virtual Library

The SFCC librarians are available via email, chat and Zoom.


Returning: Laptops, Hotspots, & Books

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 or call 509-533-3805 for help.


Course Reserves

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. 


Interlibrary Loan

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.

InterLibrary Loan Request Form

Spokane Public Library Resources

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.

Research Help

Research Help 24/7
  • Looking for research sources for an assignment?
  • Having trouble using library databases?
  • Not sure if your sources are credible?
  • Need citation help?
  • Something else?

Expert librarians are standing by to assist you. Contact us any time. 

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SFCC librarians will chat with you online. (During off-hours, you may be chatting with a librarian from another college.) 

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Email a librarian to schedule a Zoom video consultation appointment.

Research Databases

You can access articles, ebooks, streaming videos, and more. When off-campus, use your Bigfoot login to access these items in library databases.

Library Guides

Library guides provide extra instructional support by subject area and/or class. 

Faculty Support

Faculty Support

Librarians are available to support faculty. Contact your liaison librarian, or use 24/7 online chat for immediate support.

Library Resources for Information Literary Instruction Online

Librarians are happy to help you create or enhance research content in your course.


We have a library guide for faculty featuring all our resources for support online instruction.


Example services & resources:

  • Embedded media you can place in your online classes: eBooks, articles, streaming video, and more.
  • Embedded librarian in your online or on-ground class (contact us to discuss adding a subject librarian as a TA or co-teaching for a period of time).
  • Online resource guides curated for your course.
  • Synchronous instruction sessions via Zoom for students, faculty, and other patrons.
  • Asynchronous instruction sessions and tutorials you can embed in Canvas which are customized to your course.
  • 24/7 live-chat research help.

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!

Copyright Information

Fair Use & Teaching Remotely During Covid-19
If you need to make material quickly available to students follow these guidelines to reduce copyright risk.

  1. Only make available the amount that is needed for your immediate educational purpose
  2. Do not post the content on the open web: make it available only through Canvas
  3. Remove the content as soon as it is no longer needed.

"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.