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The library building will be open:
- Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m
- Friday: 7: 30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Sunday: CLOSED
But just because the building closes doesn't mean you can't still get help! We offer 24/7 assistance through the library chat.
Winter Break Hours - December 14th - January 17th
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CLOSED Saturday and Sunday
Campus closed December 24th - January 3rd
Only currently registered students, faculty, and staff are allowed to use the databases off campus.
If you see this login use your Canvas/Portal login information (for EBSCO resources).
For other library resources and to request books through MOBIUS use you Student ID number (or Faculty/Staff ID number) with "SC" at the end.
For students it should look like this: 0213685sc
For employees it should look like this: 0123456sc
If you do not know your student ID number you can log into the SCC Portal and find it on your class schedule.
If you are still having problems, please use the library chat located on our homepage and we can verify the number we have for your account. You can also call the Reference Desk (636.922.8620), but the chat will offer a quicker response (provided you do so during our normal business hours).
You'll need to know your SCC ID number. Starting Fall 2020 SCC won't be producing physical student IDs, but you can locate your ID number on your class schedule (accessible through SCC Connection -- see image below). The Library staff will be happy to assist if you have trouble locating the number. Please call us at 636-933-8434. We can also accept a valid driver's license.
Currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff can check out circulating materials.
You can access our official loan policy here
Unfortunately, because of COVID-19 the library is unable to accommodate study groups. Our study rooms are available for 1 person at a time. Social-distancing has been implemented in the library by spacing out tables and computers.
When you are at your computer just hit print like you normally would. Once you are ready to print, go to the computer next to the printers (the "Print Release Station") and type your login ID (the first part of your email address - everything BEFORE the @my.stchas.edu) in the box on the screen.
Only the jobs you've sent to the printer will be displayed. Click "print" to release your print jobs. Each semester you have $10.00 of printing credit and the cost to print will be deducted from that balance. For black and white printing it costs 10 cents a page or 15 cents a page if it is double-sided. To print in color it is 30 cents a page or 45 cents if you print double-sided.
If you happen to go through all your printing credit you can pay by using the coin box by the printer (it will take one and five dollar bills as well as silver coins). Please ask at the reference desk if you need printing assistance.
Yes we do! eBooks (and audiobooks) are incorporated into our library catalog. When you do a search you can filter your results on the left-side of the screen to only show "eBooks." These titles are coming from our Overdrive collection and our eBooks from EBSCO collection (both of which can be searched independently). We also have some online reference books through the Gale Virtual Reference Library, and some nursing eBooks through Ovid.
When using our Overdrive collection we recommend downloading the Libby app for easy access to material.
EBSCO is a company that produces a number of online databases. The library pays for access to many of their different databases. If your instructor said to "use EBSCO" they probably meant to use Academic Search Premier which is the largest EBSCO database we have.
MOBIUS is a consortium of Missouri libraries that work together to provide residents with books from libraries all over the state (in addition to other states!) in 3 to 4 business days.
MOBIUS includes ALL of the college and university libraries in the state along with a few public libraries. When you combine all those libraries you have access to over 25 million items! You can search MOBIUS libraries here, and when you request a book it will be sent to SCC in just a few days!
If you do request a book using MOBIUS, you will be notified of arrival through your CougarMail. Books check out for 4 weeks, simply return MOBIUS items to the SCC Library when you are done.
Click here for more information about our MOBIUS policies and procedures.
Luckily the library already pays for access to these types of articles in the library databases! You can access the databases from our home page by clicking on "Search for Articles-Databases."
All of the library databases contain scholarly articles but a good one to start with is Academic Search Premier because it has a large number of articles on almost any topic. We also have subject-specific databases for programs like nursing (CINAHL) and education (ERIC). If you need articles about literature (novels, short stories, plays, or poems) use our literature database (Gale Literary Sources).
For more information on the difference between popular and scholarly sources watch this 3 minute video.
The study area on the second floor of the library is the quiet study area. No cell phone usage is allowed in this area and no group study. We'd say it's the best place on campus to study!
We also have study rooms on the second floor. Study rooms can be checked out at the Circulation Desk. These rooms are available on a first-come/first-served basis. Rooms check out for 2 hours at a time.
If you check out an item that has been placed on Reserve there are late fees that accrue simply because of the high turnover and the likelihood that another student is waiting to use the same material. Reserve late fees are 50 cents/hour.
We also have fiction interspersed in the library's circulating collection. If you go upstairs to the second floor of the library and enter the Stacks (the room beyond the double doors where quiet study happens) look in the P section - you'll find fiction titles in the PG-PT call number range, depending on what your literary interests are. You can also check out our Juvenile collection which is located in the very first row of bookshelves farthest to the right when you enter the Stacks. Here you'll find children's books including Newberry and Caldecott award winners and various young adult titles.
When an item is placed on Reserve that means that your instructor wants the material to be easily accessible for the whole class. Items are only available for in-library use, meaning you'll have to read/watch the material in the library. The check-out time for Reserve material is 2 hours. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic you will be required to wear your mask while using Reserve material.
If you are looking for books you can use MOBIUS! The SCC Library is a member of the MOBIUS Consortium of more than 60 academic libraries in the state of Missouri and a few surrounding states. Currently-enrolled SCC students, faculty and staff can request books from any MOBIUS library. Requested books typically arrive in 3-4 business days, and you are notified via email when they are available for pickup.
If it is not convenient for you to pick up your books at SCC, you may request for books to be sent to any library in MOBIUS though "Pickup Anywhere." "Pickup Anywhere" is great for students, faculty and staff who live in Missouri but reside a significant distance from SCC. "Pickup Anywhere" allows you to request, pick up, and return items at any MOBIUS member library.
For more information on requesting material see our requesting material policy page.
To locate articles that the library doesn't have you can submit a request directly from the database by clicking "Request this item from another library." This will take you to our ArticleReach search. You'll fill in the relevant information about your article and another institution that has access to it will likely be able to fill it for you in a few business days.
Research materials which are not found in the MOBIUS online catalogs or cannot be accessed via our full-text online databases can be obtained from other libraries through the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) process. Articles usually arrive in 1-3 days, but some materials may take 1-2 weeks to arrive depending on the lending library. Use this form to request material not available through MOBIUS. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
MOBIUS and interlibrary loan are not available to community users.
If you need to renew your books there are a couple different ways to do it.
The first, and easiest way, is to go to the library website and click on the "Access Your Account" option (located in the middle of the page). Once there you will enter your name and your SCC ID number (followed by the letters "SC") to get into your account. You will then see all the items you have checked out. Select those items you wish to renew and click on the "Renew Marked" button (or "Renew All" if you'd like to renew everything you have checked out). If the items are renewable you will see a new due date appear. If an item isn't renewable it will let you know and the item will need to be returned.
You can also call the Circulation Desk for assistance with renewing books. The Circulation Desk number is 636.922.8434. Just be prepared with your SCC ID number.
You can search for streaming videos by searching in the library catalog and filtering your results by format, selecting "Streaming Video."
These resources are available to you off campus if you are a current student, faculty, or staff. To access you'll simply be prompted to login with your name and SCC ID# followed by the letters SC (0123456sc)
The library offers black-and-white AND color printing!
To print in black and white it costs 10 cents a page to print single-sided and 15 cents for a double-sided page.
To print in color it costs 30 cents a page to print single-sided and 45 cents for a double-sided page.
Library computers default to double-sided printing, but this can easily be changed when you go to print. If you're not sure how to change this setting come see a librarian at the Reference Desk - they're happy to help!
- Humanities International Complete has articles from many literature journals.
- MagillOnLiterature Plus has plot summaries, reviews, and critical evaluations.
We have DVDs and streaming videos available for you. Our DVDs check out for 10 days (if they aren't on Reserve for a class). If there's a specific film you're looking for you can search for it in the library catalog. The DVDs we have available for checkout are located on the first floor of the library. You can browse the titles by looking on the first shelf leading into our Reference Book collection.
You can access some of our streaming videos directly by heading to Academic Video Online (AVON) or Films on Demand.