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--COVID-19 and SFCC Library Services Update: Home

SFCC Library Services

updated 10.19.2020

SFCC Library LogoSFCC Library: Fall 2020

Many library services and resources are available virtually.

During Phase 2, the physical library is open for check-out only.

During Phase 2, the computer lab in the library is open with limited seating.


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

Computer Lab information is listed below with Library Services.*




If you are currently enrolled in 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 Fall 2020

Library Building: Fall 2020

*subject to sudden change


During Phases 2, the physical library remains closed for browsing the collection and as a study space. Virtual services are available.

The computer lab and classroom 206 may still be accessed.

Technology Check-out & Returns:


Currently enrolled SFCC students are eligible to check out technology from the library.

  • SFCC student ID with current quarter sticker is required for check-out.
  • 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 - still available as of 10.19.2020

Hotspots - none available

GoPros - still available as of 10.19.2020

Questions? email 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 for more information. (updated 10.19.20)

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 or Contact a Specific Librarian for help or to schedule a Zoom appointment. 


Interlibrary Loan

Book requests are 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

Computer Lab Hours: Fall 2020


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.