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SFCC Library Services

updated 6.29.2021

SFCC Library LogoSFCC Library: Summer 2021

Monday - Thursday 8a-2p (starts July 1st)

Many library services and resources are available virtually. (see below)

 

The physical library is open for check-out

and limited table seating by reservation. (see below)
 

The computer lab in the library is open with limited seating.

Limited study room access is available for students who need a quiet space
for audio and/video Zoom meetings or other web conferencing. (see below)

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

Computer Lab information is listed below with Library Services.*

 

 

 

TECHNOLOGY CHECK-OUT & RETURNS

Summer Technology Check-out begins July 1st. The library will be closed July 5th.

Technology check-outs are on a first come first serve basis.

Come to the circulation desk in Building 2 Monday through Thursday 8a-2p to check-out materials.

Make sure to have your student ID with current quarter sticker.  Student IDs and quarter stickers are available in the Copy Shop (basement of the library) Monday-Thursday from 8-3:30p. Please contact Becky Turner at 509-533-3744 for more information or make an appointment using Calendly - Turner, Becky.

 

Questions about checking out technology? Contact CircDesk@sfcc.spokane.edu or call 509-533-3805.  

 

Looking For WiFi?

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

SFCC Parking lots outside Building 28, 18 and 24 are good options.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit, which provides a monthly discount towards broadband service for eligible households, begins on May 12, 2021

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

Library Services Summer 2021

Library Building: Summer 2021

*subject to sudden change

Library & Computer Lab Hours Open:
Summer quarter begins July 1st. Remember library will be closed July 5th.

Monday - Thursday 8a-2p

The physical library now has study space by drop-in appointment and reservation. Call 509-533-3805 or stop by the library to make a reservation.

  • one person per table with a 2 hour time limit.
  • one person per Zoom study room with a 1 hour time limit. *Zoom study rooms are for students needing a quiet space for video and/or audio web conferencing (ex. Zoom meetings, online proctored tests requiring recordings). 
  • cleaning supplies are provided
  • masks are required

The library stacks remains closed for browsing the collection, but you can request items for check-out. Virtual services are available.

The circulation desk for checking-out library materials, the computer lab and classroom 206 may still be accessed. 

The computer lab in the library is open to SFCC students. There is limited capacity to adhere to COVID safety protocols. Please remember that masks and socially distancing are required in all SFCC buildings. 

Technology Check-out & Returns:

 

Currently enrolled SFCC students (with library accounts in good standing) are eligible to check out technology from the library.

  • SFCC student ID with current quarter sticker is required for check-out. IDs and stickers available at the Copy Shop (basement of the library).
  • Student will need to fill out a Library Equipment Agreement Form (available below and at the circulation desk). Students under the age of 18 must have their guardian sign the form. 

Laptops - available for checkout

Hotspots - available for checkout

GoPros - available for checkout

  • SUMMER 2021: Hotspots and laptops may be borrowed for up to 3 weeks.
    • All library technology must be returned to the circulation staff.
    • No renewals. Students may check out the same technology if there is no one on a waiting list for that technology.
    • If all of a type of technology is checked out, you can add your name to a wait list. You will be notified when that technology item is available and will have 24 hours to pick it up.

Questions? email circdesk@sfcc.spokane.edu or call 509-533-3805 

 

Book / DVD Check-out 

Books / DVDs / CDs are available "to-go."  Request an item online through the library's catalog - How to Request an Item for PickUp or fill out a form at the circulation desk. Circulation staff will notify you when your items are available for pick-up.  Browsing the shelves is not available at this time. 

Course reserves may not be requested. See below for more information about course reserves.

Books/ DVDs/ CDs may be returned to book drops at the north and south entrances of the SFCC Library (Building 2). 

Course Reserves (Textbooks)

Availability varies. Please email circdesk@sfcc.spokane.edu for more information. 

Most course reserves are in-library use only. Due to COVID, users must wear masks and gloves while using the course reserve materials. Unfortunately users are not able to sit down and read course reserves in the library at this time, but copiers and scanner are available to make copies of some pages. 

Research Services

The SFCC librarians are available for research help.

Contact them via email, chat or Zoom.

  • 24/7 Chat will get you a librarian. SFCC librarians monitor this chat Monday - Thursday 8a-6p, and Friday 8a - 4p. Co-op librarians will answer questions at other times and will refer questions back to SFCC librarians for follow-up as needed. 
  • Email refdesk@sfcc.spokane.edu or Contact a Specific Librarian for help or to schedule a Zoom appointment. 

 

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is when you ask the librarians to see if an item is available from another library. This is a free services for SFCC students, staff and faculty.

Interlibrary loan requests will be processed as soon as possible depending on staff availability.

Expect delays in fulfillment due to Covid 19 restrictions on library lending.

InterLibrary Loan Request Form

Computer Lab Hours: Spring 2021

 

Monday - Thursday 8a-2p

  • Currently enrolled CCS students may use the computer lab.
  • Printing is available.
  • Space is limited.
  • Masks are required. 
  • Social distancing guidelines must be respected.
  • Daily attestations must be made.

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. https://tinyurl.com/tvnty3a