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Library Hours (509) 533-8821 Toll Free: (800) 248-5644 ext. 8821 Email

During the academic year, the SCC Library is open as follows:

Fall, Winter, and Spring
  Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM  
  Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM  
  Saturday  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM  
  Sunday Closed  

Summer
  Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM  
  Friday - Sunday Closed  

Visit the SCC Library Reference Desk

The SCC Library is located in the Learning Resources Center, Building 16. Campus maps are available. Please see our hours and staff directory for more information.

Our Address:

SCC Library, MS 2160
1810 N. Greene St.
Spokane, WA 99217-5399


Telephone: (509) 533-7055
Toll-free: (800) 248-5644 ext. 7055
Fax: (509) 533-7276

Who can borrow library materials?

Any current Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) student, faculty, or staff may check out library materials with a valid CCS ID card or Spokane Community College guest library card.

  • An SCC ID card can be acquired from the Media Lab in Building 16.
  • Community users will be issued a guest library card at the SCC Library circulation desk.
  • Unaccompanied children are not allowed to use the SCC Library. Children under the age of 18 may not apply for a library card unless they are registered students enrolled in a CCS credit class.

Acceptable ID for validation of student, faculty, staff or community user:

  • Current Washington State Driver's License
  • Current Military ID
  • Current Picture ID

Library patrons are responsible for all items checked out to their library card and are responsible for notifying the library if their card is lost or stolen.

Loan Periods

Books from general collection 3 weeks
Periodicals, test books, music CDs 2 weeks
Reserve materials Dependent on instructor's directions
Media collection Varies according to item

Checkout

Students and employees may check out up to 40 items.

Community users may only check out 5 items total:

Videos or DVDs 2 per card
Books 5 per card
Magazines 5 per card

Renewals

  • Library items may be renewed one time only, provided there are no holds pending on the item.
  • Renewals may be requested online (click the My Account tab in the Library Catalog), in person, or over the telephone by calling (509) 533-8255. You must provide your SID number when calling for a renewal.
  • Reserve items and videos may not be renewed.
  • Interlibrary loan items must be renewed through the Interlibrary Loan department with special permission. Some ILL items may NOT be renewed.

Library Overdues and Fines/Fees

The library facility and services are accessible to all students, faculty, staff and community users free of charge. However, replacing lost or damaged materials is not free and patrons will be held accountable for the disposition of materials they borrow from the library.

Library Fines and Fees Schedule

You are responsible for all items checked out on your library card. Library fines and fees are assessed for material that is returned late and/or damaged. Fines and fees for overdue material include:

Reserves
2 hour reserves $0.50 per hour overdue
Other reserves $5.00 per day overdue
Maximum fine assessed per overdue item $25.00
Circulation
Circulating Books, Music CDs, Magazines $0.25 per day overdue
Videos, DVDs $0.50 per day overdue
Maximum fine assessed per overdue item $7.50

Lost Items

Replacement of item Varies according to cost of item
Lost item processing fee $5.00
  • The Lost Item Status is automatically applied to items that are more than 30 days overdue.
  • If a patron has paid for a lost item but locates it and returns it within six months of the due date, the library will refund the replacement fee. The $5.00 processing fee will not be refunded.
  • Students who owe the library more than $10.00 will have their library privileges blocked.
  • Borrowing privileges may also be blocked when maximum borrowing limits have been reached:
Maximum items on loan 40
Maximum items "Claimed Returned" 10
Maximum lost items 1

Reserves

The reserve collection consists of assigned readings placed on short term loan at faculty request. Its purpose is to make a limited number of copies available to all members of the class. The reserve collection is located behind the circulation desk. It includes instructor's personal material, library materials, photocopies of articles, and other materials in high demand.
Renewals: There are NO RENEWALS.
Check Out Limit: Only 2 reserve items may be checked out to a patron at one time.

Interlibrary Loans

Using the WINBorrow feature of the library catalog, registered students, faculty and staff can request materials from Whitworth University, Gonzaga University, North Idaho College, and Lewis and Clark College. Requested materials can be picked up at any of the participating libraries. Turnaround time will vary.

The SCC Library is also able to borrow materials from other libraries in Spokane and outside the area. If you need this service, contact the Reference Desk at 533-8821. It is also possible to submit an online interlibrary loan request. Keep in mind that it may take ten days to two weeks for materials to arrive. This service is only available for Community Colleges of Spokane students and employees.

Photocopier

Copies are 10 cents per page for black & white.

Fax

Fax service may be requested at the circulation desk.

Incoming No charge
Outgoing – local & toll free No charge
Outgoing - long distance $1/page

Computers located in the Spokane Community College Library provide access to the Internet, the library catalog and library databases. Priority is always given to SCC students using the computers for academic and college-related work.

  • Microsoft Office applications, such as Word and PowerPoint, are not available. Use the computers in the Media Lab (across the hall from the Library) if you wish to use these and other programs.
  • Limit your use to 1 hour during these times: 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday).
  • Turn cell phones to vibrate mode in the library.
  • Headphone volume should be kept low.

Students violating these guidelines will receive a friendly warning. A second violation will be considered a breach of the student conduct code and will be reported to the College Director of Student Development pursuant to CCS Acceptable Use of IT Resources and the Student Code of Conduct.

Administrative Procedure implementing CCS Board Policy 7.30.05 - CCS

Acceptable Use of IT Resources:

Section 1.0 Acceptable Use of CCS IT Resources

Section 3 Acceptable and Prohibited Uses of IT resources

Student Code of Conduct and General Policies

132Q-30-220 Failure to comply with college officials

132Q-30-224 Violation of CCS Policy, procedure, rule or regulation

The library instruction classrooms are located in rooms 16-185 and 16-186.

As the center of SCC's information literacy curriculum, the library instruction classrooms are available first and foremost for library instruction. Library instruction is provided by librarians or by other faculty members in collaboration with librarians. Other instructional activities in the library classrooms may be scheduled on an occasional basis, but these activities will not take precedence over their primary use.

Non-Librarian Use of Library Instruction Classrooms

All non-library instructional activities must be scheduled through the CCS Library Services administrative assistant (533-7045) in accordance with the following terms:

1. Reserving a room

Non-librarian use of the classrooms may be scheduled after the first two weeks of the quarter in order to give those scheduling a library class priority. This practice minimizes the number of non-library cancellations.

Library instruction is often scheduled on short notice. Because library use of the classroom ALWAYS has priority, non-library reservations may be cancelled with two (2) days' notice to the instructor.

Student reservation of a library classroom must be arranged with a librarian.

2. Computers and SmartBoard

The class instructor is responsible for turning on and logging-in computers unless they have been logged-in for a previous class. Instructors must arrange time with a librarian for instruction on how to login laptops and use the podium software or SmartBoard. Please check to see if another class is scheduled to use the room before shutting down computers.

Please turn off the SmartBoard projector as soon as possible in order to save bulb life.

To protect against computer viruses to the college system, students are not allowed to use personal storage devices (flash drives, etc.) in the classroom presentation station computers.

Instructors are responsible for making sure all classroom laptops are accounted for at the end of class, and for returning the laptop cart key to a library staff member.

3. Student supervision and room/equipment security

Instructors are expected to be present with their students in the classroom. Leaving students to work unattended after your class ends is discouraged, as the library classroom is not an open lab.

Please make sure that laptops do not leave the classroom and that all laptops are accounted for before you end your class session.

The classroom should be locked when not in use. Ask a library staff member to unlock and lock the classroom as needed.

After the class period ends, instructors must stop by the Reference Desk and remind the librarian to secure the room.

4. Food and furniture

Having food in the library classrooms is discouraged. Please ensure that the classroom is clean and that the room is arranged in good order at the end of your class session.

Checklist for end of class session:

_____ Power off all equipment (if no other subsequent class is expected).
_____ Restore classroom to a clean and orderly condition.
_____ Turn off lights.
_____ Make sure doors are shut and locked.
_____ Check in with librarian at Reference Desk; ask them to make sure room is locked.
_____ Return laptop cart key to library staff member.
_____ Account for all student laptop computers; make sure they are in the recharging cart and the cart is locked.

Guidelines to Maintain the Confidentiality of Patron Records

It is the policy of Community Colleges of Spokane Library Services to protect the privacy of those who use the libraries. The general policy of CCS Library Services shall be to retain only the minimum information necessary to establish a patron's eligibility to borrow materials and to respond to patron requests. Non-essential records shall be deleted as soon as practicable, or on a regular basis.

Staff members and work-study students shall protect information about Library borrowers, their requests for information and materials, the online sites and resources they access, and their loan transactions, and shall not give out such information to individuals or to any private or public agency without an order from a court of competent jurisdiction, or as otherwise required by law (RCW 42.56.310.)

  • Staff members shall hold in complete confidence borrower information gained in the course of performing their work.
  • Staff members shall be responsible for protecting records in borrower files within the library system, and borrower records being purged from the files.
  • Work-study students and library technician students shall protect borrower information to which they have access in the course of carrying out their assignments.
  • Library managers shall be responsible for assuring that borrower records and information inquiries are protected from disclosure to other than authorized persons, and for enforcing this policy and approving any exceptions to these procedures.

Information not to be revealed (unless so ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction) includes, but is not limited to:

  • A borrower's name, phone number, or other personal information
  • Information about whether a borrower has a library card or has used the library at any time
  • A user's search history using the library's electronic resources, such as the internet, online databases, or search engines and related information, including frequency of use and library card number used to access the library's electronic resources
  • Information about materials checked out to a borrower or used by a borrower in the library
  • Information about the content of a borrower's information inquiries

The following restrictions shall apply to the access and use of borrower and item records:

  • Files shall be accessed only by authorized Library staff members and only when such access is related to their work assignments.
  • Information about a borrower shall not be transmitted by telephone to persons who are not authorized Library staff members.
  • If a Library staff member telephones a borrower to notify him/her concerning reserves, interlibrary loans, or overdue materials, a message left with a third party shall only state openly that requested Library materials are available or that materials are overdue. Specific item information shall not be given.
  • Authorized staff shall produce a printed list of items on loan to a borrower when such a list is requested in writing or in person by that borrower.
  • For purposes of compiling statistics, borrower information linked with specific item information shall not be displayed or listed.
Faculty/Staff Phone Office Email
CC, LRC 186; Resource (509) 533-7045 16-171 LRC186.CC@scc.spokane.edu
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Lee, Laura; Administrative Assistant (509) 533-7045 16-171 Laura.Lee@scc.spokane.edu
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Information and Services for Faculty

Reserves

The reserve collection consists of assigned readings placed on short term loan at faculty request. Its purpose is to make a limited number of copies available to all members of the class. The reserve collection is located behind the circulation desk. It includes instructor's personal material, library materials, photocopies of articles, and other materials in high demand.
Renewals: There are NO RENEWALS.
Check Out Limit: Only 2 reserve items may be checked out to a patron at one time.

Interlibrary Loans

Using the WINBorrow feature of the library catalog, registered students, faculty and staff can request materials from Whitworth University, Gonzaga University, North Idaho College, and Lewis and Clark College. Requested materials can be picked up at any of the participating libraries. Turnaround time will vary.

The SCC Library is also able to borrow materials from other libraries in Spokane and outside the area. If you need this service, contact the Reference Desk at 533-8821. It is also possible to submit an online interlibrary loan request. Keep in mind that it may take ten days to two weeks for materials to arrive. This service is only available for Community Colleges of Spokane students and employees.

Photocopier

Copies are 10 cents per page for black & white.

Fax

Fax service may be requested at the circulation desk.

Incoming No charge
Outgoing – local & toll free No charge
Outgoing - long distance $1/page

Study Rooms

Four study rooms are available in the library. The rooms may be scheduled on the day of use at the Check Out Desk (533-8255).

Footprint Coffee Stand

Coffee, soft drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the Check Out Desk.

Purchase Request:

Purchase Request.

Let us know about any books, videos, or periodicals you would like added to the collection.

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IRIS - Information & Research Instruction Suite
IRIS

Tutorials which teach you about the entire research process, from start to finish, with an optional quiz at the end

Note about IRIS: Because IRIS is designed to be used by all Washington Community Colleges, SCC may not own a few of the resources featured; however, the tutorial presents a great deal of valuable information you can use to help you conduct research. If you have any questions about any of the concepts or resources discussed, please ask an SCC librarian.

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