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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 by searching this box.

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 "The Hobbit."  On the right side are the books, DVDs, and other materials that resulted from the search.  On the left side are options to limit the search results.  For example, you can limit the results to just items on one campus, 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 one of the search results on the left. Under the "Check Availability" tab, you can see if the book is available, or if it is checked out.

A detailed look at a catalog record.

Item Description

If you click the "View Description" tab, 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

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 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.