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)
Technology check-outs are on a first come first serve basis.
7 Hotspots available - 12 Mac laptops available - plenty of Windows laptops as of 5.6.2021
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.
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.
*subject to sudden change
Library & Computer Lab Hours Open:
Monday - Thursday 8a-2p
The physical library now has study space by reservation. Call 509-533-3805 or stop by the library to make a reservation.
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.
Currently enrolled SFCC students (with library accounts in good standing) are eligible to check out technology from the library.
Laptops - available for checkout
Hotspots - available for checkout
GoPros - available for checkout
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).
Availability varies. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The SFCC librarians are available for research help.
Contact them via email, chat or Zoom.
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.
Monday - Thursday 8a-2p
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