May 22, 2013
Your SCC Library delivers.
- Find thousands of enthralling ebooks in OneSearch and the Library Catalog.
- Download them to your portable device (laptop, tablet, phone, Nook, Kobo etc., but not the Kindle).
- Check them out (checkout period varies).
Detailed instructions on how to open, save, checkout and download ebooks on the Ebsco platform.
Previous Reader article on how to find ebooks in OneSearch and the library catalog.
An EBSCO video showing how to get an ebook on your iPad.
May 16, 2013
Most recent in the ongoing series of library displays, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is up for the month of May and through the summer. Displays are located on the second floor of the library, near the stairwell.
Interested? Staff and students can borrow books over the semester break (limited to 2 books for students).
Library displays continue throughout the year.
May 14, 2013
“Most Americans don’t even know that libraries offer e-books, according to national surveys.”
Are you one of the “most Americans” cited in this New York Times op-ed by New York Public Library president, Anthony W. Marx?
Your SCC Library offers thousands of ebooks. Discover them in OneSearch, the database that includes all SCC library books, ebooks, media, and articles.
(Many, but not all ebooks are found in the Library Catalog, LOIS.)
Here’s how to find ebooks: Type a keyword search in OneSearch and hit Search.
Then scroll down the left side of the results page, limit the results to ebooks and hit Update.
You can download many of these ebooks – watch for more information in an upcoming article!
April 30, 2013
There’s nearly always something about libraries in the news. This article stood out because librarians are often asked what we think about the future of books, reading, and libraries.
A New York Times opinion piece asks “Do School Libraries Need Books?“ The article offers a variety of viewpoints - not at all limited to school libraries – from a school headmaster, an associate professor of English at the University of Maryland, a former high school English Teacher, and a couple of authors concerned with life in the digital age.
Here are a couple of excerpts that may provoke reflection about college students and reading:
“…knowledge is proximate. In the digital world, that proximity is less about geographical locale than about licensing, digital rights management, and affordability; but all the more reason for students (and teachers) to know that not everything is always within reach of a mouse.”
“The digital natives in our schools need to have the experience of getting lost in a physical book, not only for the pure pleasure but also as a way to develop their attention spans, ability to concentrate, and the skill of engaging with a complex issue or idea for an uninterrupted period of time.”
“…the fact that books are not connected to the electronic grid is becoming their greatest asset. They’re a space apart, a private place away from the inbox where we can go to quiet our minds and reflect.”
Read the article and add your comments here.
April 25, 2013
Find them fast:
On the New Library Materials page, click either New Books or New Media;
On the New Books page, click the call number for your subject area, or search for an author or title.
You can limit your search to Reference, Reserve, or Circulating books.
Find all books and media in the Library Catalog as well as through OneSearch (ebooks and articles).
Contact Your Librarian to suggest new titles.