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Library Services and Policies

Library Print Materials


This page contains the option to search the library's print book collection.  If help is needed, feel free to contact the Library via chat or telephone.

Library Books and DVDs

Print books and DVDs located at the SPC Libraries may be found in the Library's online catalog, found here.

ILL Form

Searching the Library Catalog

Search for books using the catalog search bar.

Searching the Catalog

You can search for books and other items using the Library's online catalog.  Simply type in the title, author, or subject of the item in the search bar.

Results Page

On this page, you see the results of a search for "Dune."  On the left side are options to limit the search results.  For example, you can limit the results to only show available, to items by one author, to one subject, to one format (books, ebooks, or DVDs), or any combination of the above.

This is a catalog record.

A Catalog Record

From this screen, you may see the catalog's record. To access it, click on the title of one of the search results on the right. To check availability, you will need to click into the record.

A detailed look at a catalog record.

Item Description

If you click the title you can see detailed information on the item.  Bibliographic information, subjects that the item is about, and even a summary or description may be found here.  This page is very useful when deciding if this is an item you wish to check out.

The book's call number.

Checking Out An Item

Item availability is listed at the bottom of the record. The number of copies available for checkout is indicated in the availability heading.

If you decide you want to check out an item, write down the entire call number. You will need this to find the item in the library.  If you are not familiar with finding books in a library, ask a librarian for assistance.  We are happy to help!

If you want an item from another campus, or if you would like to reserve items for yourself, click the "Place Hold" button  on the right hand side of the page and follow the prompts. The items will be pulled from the shelves and held for you. You can pick them up at the Library's circulation desk.

Print Periodicals and Course Reserves

Click the links below to see lists of the print periodicals SPC libraries subscribe to or a list of the current course reserves in the libraries.