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Due to COVID-19 the library building is currently closed. During this time you can still reach a SCC reference librarian via chat during the normal business hours below and remote librarians during closed hours.
Fall and Spring semesters:
Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
CLOSED Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Intersession Hours (in-between semesters and spring break) - Academic Calendar
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CLOSED Saturday and Sunday
The two most common reasons for login errors are:
1. You tried to login using your Canvas/SCC Connection ID instead of your student ID.
2. You are not registered for the current semester.
Only currently registered students, faculty, and staff are allowed to use the databases off campus and you must use your 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) and leave a voicemail, but the chat will offer a quicker response (provided you do so during our normal business hours).
Yes, the library is a great place to meet with your study group!
Study rooms are available on the second floor (keys check out at the circulation desk) for groups. Each room has a white board, TV, and VCR/DVD player. Rooms can be checked out for 2 hours to students with a valid SCC student ID card.
If you are a group of 4 or less, the tables on the first floor of the library can be used as well (if the study session is a pretty quiet one).
The only place you can't use for group study is the quiet study area on the second floor (the stacks). That area should always stay silent for individual study needs. We appreciate you following those guidelines.
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.
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. It is usually the quietest place on campus!
We also have study rooms on the second floor. Keys to the 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 three hours at a time.
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.
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. If the item checked out is a two-hour Reserve item the late fees are 50 cents/hour. If the item is a 7-day Reserve item the late fee is $1/day.
If you do request a book to be sent to SCC, you will be notified of arrival through your CougarMail. You can check the book out for 3 weeks and return it to the SCC Library when you are done.
Click here for more information about our MOBIUS policies and procedures.
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. Typically items are only available for in-library use, meaning you'll have to read/watch the material in the library. The standard check-out time for Reserve material is 2 hours, though if the check-out time is different we'll be sure to let you know.
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.
We have amazing videos available via Kanopy.
The library also offers access to a selection of videos from Films for the Humanities and Sciences called Films on Demand.
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)
As a friendly reminder, the library printers only print in black and white. If you need to print in color you can go to the ACE Center Computer Lab in the SSB. Color printing is available for 30 cents a page.
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.
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.
You can also access streaming videos online through Films on Demand.
- Humanities International Complete has articles from many literature journals.
- MagillOnLiterature Plus has plot summaries, reviews, and critical evaluations.