Consult the Library Catalog to find out what materials the Library contains. Materials are available in the following formats:
- CDs (compact discs)
- video cassettes
Magazines, Journals, and Newspapers
Magazines, journals, and newspapers are available in the Reference Area. To find out which periodicals the Library has, see the SJCC Library Periodicals List, or consult the Library Catalog.
Many more articles are accessible through electronic Databases, most of which are available both on campus and off.
Internet Tools - A list of tools for conducting research and writing papers.
Library Studies 015 teaches research strategies and effective use of library resources.
Additional Library Resources
Computers. Computers for word processing, internet and database searching are located in the reference area and can be reserved for two hours at a time at the Circulation Counter. A student I.D. card is required to check out a computer.
Disabled Access. The library provides an adjustable table, an ADA-approved computer workstation, plus a screen reader program and a print-enlarger for the visually-impaired.
Go Print. This is a cash- or card-operated printer attached to the library computers. A color printer is also available through the Go Print system.
Group Study Rooms. Ten group study rooms are available on the third floor. They can be reserved at the Circulation Counter by groups of two or more people, for a two-hour time period. Laptop computers are available for use in the Group Study Rooms.
Internet Access. In addition to the library’s computers, the library is a Wireless Hot Spot. Data ports are also available at many tables and carrels throughout the building.
Laptop Computers. The library is able to provide laptop computers through a generous donation from the Associated Students (AS). They are available for use in the Group Study Rooms for a two-hour check-out period. Students must sign the Laptop Computer Loan Agreement before checking out a computer.
Library Handouts. The library publishes online handouts to assist students in locating and using library resources.
Library Databases. Databases containing a wide variety of research materials are available for on- and off-campus use. Students and staff must log-in with their college I.D. number for off-campus access.
Media Equipment. The library houses equipment for listening to compact discs and equipment for viewing videos and DVDs.
Microfilm Reader. There is a machine for reading and copying microfilm in the reference area. The price for copies is posted.
Interlibrary Loan. Items not owned by either the SJCC or EVC library may be loaned from other libraries. Information is available at the Reference Desk.
Photocopy Machines. Two cash-operated photocopiers are located at the east end of the reference area. The price for copies is posted.
The reference counter is located to the right of the front doors as you enter the library. If you need help locating information or using library resources, be sure to ask the reference librarian for assistance.
Reserve Collection. The reserve collection, located at the Circulation Counter, contains textbooks provided by instructors, as well as other library materials. Loan periods for reserve items are set by the instructors and may vary.