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--SFCC Library Services & Computer Lab during COVID

SUMMER 2022:

The library is being remodeled. This will impact ALL of the library's physical spaces (including study rooms and computer lab) and access to the stacks.

  • For current library information, please contact the circulation staff at 509-533-3805.
  • For computer lab information, please contact Katie Peterson at 509-533-3833.
     

 

updated 6.17.2022

SFCC Library LogoSFCC Library: Summer 2022

Physical Library & Computer Lab


SFCC Building 2

The library is CLOSED June 20 - July 4th. 

Summer quarter library hours begin July 5th.

Monday - Thursday 7:15a-2:30p

Technology Check-out / Returns: Monday - Thursday 7:15a - 2p

Circulation Desk: 509-533-3805 / circdesk@sfcc.spokane.edu

Reference Librarians: 509-533-3834 / refdesk@sfcc.spokane.edu

Summer Librarians:
July 5 - 8th: Sharde.Mills@sfcc.spokane.edu

July 10 - August 18: Ben.Ugaldea@sfcc.spokane.edu
 

Virtual Research Help

24/7 Chat with a Librarian

Research Help via Zoom: 
To make an appointment email RefDesk@sfcc.spokane.edu

Circulation Services

Technology Checkout

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

For Summer 2022:

  • Laptops - available for 3 week checkout
  • Hotspots - available for 3 week checkout
  • Mini-projector - available for checkout
  • GoPros - available for checkout

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 IDs and quarter stickers are available in the Copy Shop (basement of the library) Monday-Friday from 8-3:30p. Please contact Becky Turner at 509-533-3744 for more information or make an appointment using Calendly - Turner, Becky.

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. 

Technology Returns

All library technology must be returned to the circulation staff at least 30 minutes prior to the library closing for the day. 

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

 

Due to remodeling, the library's stacks (physical items)
may not be available during Summer Quarter.


Please contact a librarian or circulation staff for more help.

Book / DVD Check-out 

Summer 2022 - the layout of the physical collection is changing. Stay tuned!

For help with print items (books / DVDs) during the remodel, please contact a librarian (refdesk@sfcc.spokane.edu / 509-533-3834) or circulation staff (circdesk@sfcc.spokane.edu / 509-533-3805)

Textbooks and Course Reserves may not be requested. See below for more information.

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

 

Textbooks / Course Reserves

The library has many textbooks (not all) and other course materials available for students to use. 

Most course reserve items may only be checked out for 2 hour in-library use only.

Please contact the library staff for more information.

Circulation Staff: 509-533-3805 / circdesk@sfcc.spokane.edu
Reference Librarian: 509-533-3834 / refdesk@sfcc.spokane.edu

 

Interlibrary Loan

InterLibrary Loan Request Form

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

Please note that interlibrary loan requests take time, especially if an item is being mailed. Do not expect to make a request and have the item show up that day or even that week. The more time you allow for interlibrary loan, the better.

 

Research Help
 

Summer Librarians:

July 5 - 8th: Sharde.Mills@sfcc.spokane.edu

July 10 - August 18: Ben.Ugaldea@sfcc.spokane.edu

Ask a Librarian 

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

Librarians are available via email, chat or Zoom.

  • CHAT24/7 Chat will get you a librarian anytime. It may not always be an SFCC Librarian, but still a librarian that can help with research. 
  • EMAILrefdesk@sfcc.spokane.edu or Contact a Specific Librarian for help
  • CALL: 509-533-3834 (Reference Desk)
  • ZOOM: email refdesk@sfcc.spokane.edu to schedule a Zoom research appointment.

Research Databases

You can access articles, ebooks, streaming videos, and more.

To access library databases use your Bigfoot login.

Library Guides

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

Study Spaces & Study Rooms

The library is being remodeled Summer 2022. This will impact the physical space.
Please contact the library staff (cirdesk@sfcc.spokane.edu / 509-533-3805) for current availability of specific spaces.

Study Space

There are tables and other seating areas available for students to use on the first floor of the library.

The second floor of the library remains closed.

Masks are optional. 

Cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer are provided to wipe down tables before and after use.

Study Rooms

The library only has 3 study rooms available on the first floor. 

  • Only one study room is available for group use (maximum of 4 students).  

Study rooms are prioritized for students needing a quiet space for video and/or audio web conferencing (ex. Zoom meetings, online proctored tests requiring recordings).

Study rooms may be used up to two hours at a time. 

Study room reservations are available one week advance.

  • Contact circulation staff (509-533-3805 / circdesk@sfcc.spokane.edu) to make a reservation.

While study room reservations aren't required, students with reservations have priority. 

To access a study room, please go to the circulation or reference desk. 

 

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 faculty create or enhance research content in your course.

Check out the library guide for faculty featuring all our resources to 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 happy to help!