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--SFCC Library Services & Computer Lab during COVID

updated 1.12.2022

SFCC Library LogoSFCC Library: Winter 2021

Physical Library & Computer Lab

SFCC Building 2

Monday - Friday 7:15a-2:30p

Circulation Desk: 509-533-3805 /

Reference Librarians: 509-533-3834 /


Virtual Research Help

24/7 Chat with a Librarian

Research Help via Zoom: 
To make an appointment email

Circulation Services

Technology Checkout

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

As of January 12, 2022, the library is extending laptop and hotspots checkouts for the entire quarter.

If you checked out a hotspot and/or laptop since Jan. 3, 2022, the due date is now  MARCH 25, 2022.

  • Laptops - available for quarterly checkout 
  • Hotspots - available for quarterly 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.

  • 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 or call 509-533-3805 


Book / DVD Check-out 

First Floor: individuals may browse the shelves and check-out.

Popular first floor collections include:

  • Non-Fiction (000-799)
  • Fiction
  • Children's Books
  • DVDs
  • CDs

Second Floor: individuals must request the item at the circulation or reference desk or through the online catalog. 

Popular second floor collections:

  • Non-fiction (800-999)
  • Periodicals (past issues of magazines and journals)

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 /
Reference Librarian: 509-533-3834 /


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.

Due to Covid and staffing shortages, expect delays.

Research Help

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.

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

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 required indoors in all SFCC building. Masks must fit securely and cover your mouth and nose.

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 / 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!


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.

Got questions? Check out CCS Copyright Compliance Information