Library facilities and services are open to all students, faculty, staff and community users free of charge. Spokane Community College (SCC) and Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) students, faculty or staff may check out library materials with a valid college identification card. Guests or community users may check out library materials with a guest library card.
When you apply for a college ID card or guest library card, you must show a current copy of one of these documents:
For a laptop agreement form, click here.
Faculty may ask you to read material they have placed on “Reserve.” Reserve items may include:
Materials on reserve are in high demand and short loan periods help make the material available to all members of the class.
In order to allow everyone to use reserve material:
Ask for reserve items at the library circulation desk.
All library materials are checked out at the circulation desk. Renewals may be requested for items online, in person or by phone by calling 509-533-3805. You must provide your student ID or guest library card number when calling for renewal.
If a library book is checked out, a “Hold” can be placed on it. We will notify you when the book is available for checkout.
Sorry, but no holds or reservations can be placed on library technology that circulates, including laptops, internet hotspots, and cameras.
Maximum items on loan: 40
Maximum items claimed returned:10
Videos or DVDs: Two per card
Books: Five per card
Magazines: Five per card
Community users are not eligible to check out equipment and may only check out five items total.
You are responsible for all items checked out on your ID/library card. Library fines are assessed for material returned late and/or damaged. Fines for overdue material include:
Lost item status is automatically applied to overdue items. If you paid for a lost item, but locate it and return it within six months of the official due date, the library refunds the replacement charge.
Library privileges are blocked for those owing more than $10 to a library.
Libraries are welcoming places where you can hang out and study, meet with study groups and use desktop computers, scanners, printers and assistive technology like screen readers. Here are a few guidelines to help make the libraries a comfortable place for you and your classmates.
Use a study room for group work. Study rooms with computers make it possible for groups to work and talk together without disturbing others.
Non-academic use of library computers is prohibited when library is busy. Guest use may be restricted during peak hours.
Turn cell phones to vibrate mode in the library. Take calls away from the quiet study zones.
Only drinks in covered, spill-proof containers and tidy snack food allowed. Put empty containers into trash and recycle bins.
Keep your headphone volume low.
Children always welcome, but must be supervised by a guardian.
Students violating library guidelines receive a reminder about the rule. A second violation is a breach of the Standards of Conduct for Students and are reported to the college director for student life pursuant to CCS Acceptable Use of IT Resources and the Student Code of Conduct.
Copyright protects the rights of creators, including the work of students! As a student, you need to know your rights and responsibilities related to copyright when working on class assignments or even personal work.