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Library FAQ

If your question is not answered here, call us during open hours at 360-596-5271 for an immediate answer, or you can email the library.

Bring your items to the Check Out Desk and provide a photo ID (e.g. student card or driver's license).

Students are encouraged to get a Student ID card. In addition to using it as a library card, students get many other benefits which include free, unrestricted, and unlimited ridership on all local Intercity Transit Bus System routes and schedules, including regular fixed route service and Dial-A-Lift service and student discounts or free admission to college events, including dances, movies, concerts, lectures, special events and recreational and/or athletic events.

Items Students Faculty/Staff Community
Books 28 days 28 days 28 days
Magazines 3 days 7 days 3 days
Video & Audio 3 days 7 days Library Use Only
Video & Audio in High Demand Library Use Only 7 days Library Use Only
Course Reserves Varies per instructor/item 7 days No Use
Calculators & Cameras 3 days 7 days No Use
Laptops (Students have priority) Library Use Only Library Use Only Library Use Only

Yes. Bring your driver's license to the Check Out Desk to create a community library user account.

Go to Reserve Study Room.

Study Room Policy: Study rooms are not open to the public. They can only be reserved by SPSCC students, faculty, and staff. First priority is always to our students.

Only currently enrolled SPSCC students may print in the library.

Your network ID, which is your student email account (student@spscc.edu), is linked to your print account. Students are pre-loaded with $1.75 credit to their printing account each quarter (this amount does not roll over to the next quarter). Once this pre-loaded credit is used up, students can use a credit card to add money to their print account online, or pay with cash or check in the One Stop center (Building 22, second floor).

Printing cost is 7 cents per page for black and white. Color printing is available for 25 cents per page. Double-sided pages are considered one page.

If you are not a currently enrolled student at SPSCC: you may go your local Timberland Regional Library where you can print up to 100 free pages per week.

Currently enrolled students: use your student email and password. Your username is your first initial and last name, followed by @spscc.edu. You may also have a number in your username if you have a common name. Forgot your password or username? Go to Password Recovery to reset your password.

Community users: Ask a library staff member to log you on. Though you are welcome to use the library's computers at any time, our first priority is always to our currently enrolled students. During high demand times for library computers (typically between 9am-1pm), you are encouraged to use a laptop computer. Laptop computers can be borrowed at the Check Out Desk.

All users are expected to adhere to the Computer Resources Acceptable Use Policy.

One black-and-white copier. One color copier. Two scanner stations. No fax machine.

Neat snacks and covered drinks are allowed as long as they are not disruptive to others. Be considerate of other students and avoid bringing distracting smelly foods. Clean up after yourself and leave no trace.

Children are welcome in the library as long as parents, guardians, or caregivers follow the Children in the Library policy.

We are located on the first floor in the Center for Student Success, Building 22. See Maps and Directions.

When an item you checked out from the library becomes a week overdue, the library will place a fine equal to the value of the item on your account. Fines will prevent you from graduating, receiving grades, or ordering official transcripts. To remove the fine, you may:

  • Return the item in good condition to the library, or,

  • Pay the fine at One Stop (Building 22, 2nd floor).

    • If the item is later returned in good condition you will receive a refund.

    • For larger fines, you may arrange a payment plan with One Stop.

You can request an InterLibrary Loan (ILL) and we will help you borrow it from another library. Articles will take up to four business days to arrive. Books will take up to two weeks to arrive.

Note: Most libraries will not loan CDs, DVDs, or videotapes.

Library student positions will be available at Career Services when we have an open position. Please contact that office for more information.

Homework Support

Go to the Writing Center and schedule a time with a writing tutor or sign up for an appointment via TutorTrac. The writing tutors can help you with all aspects of the writing process, including brainstorming, writing thesis statements, developing and organizing ideas and citing sources.

You can also use eTutoring, our online professional tutoring service. It's free for currently enrolled students! The e-Writing Lab at eTutoring allows you to submit a draft of your paper to a tutor, ask for specific feedback, and receive a tutor's response within 24-48 hours. You can also submit eQuestions and a tutor will respond to specific questions within 48 hours (usually sooner).

Our Cite Your Sources page has tutorials and guidelines on how to create citations in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, ASA, and CSE formats. You may use these guides and tutorials to learn how to cite your work.

You can also schedule a time with a Writing Center tutor or contact an e-Writing Lab tutor at eTutoring for one-on-one help with citing your work.

Ask a Librarian is a 24/7 live chat service where you can get help with citations and other research related questions.

Yes! SPSCC has several tutoring centers as well as an online professional tutoring service to help our students. Go to Get Help to find the tutoring service that you need.

You can also go see your professor during his/her office hours to get extra help from your professor. Your professor's contact information and office location are on your syllabus.

Go to Canvas, then use your student email and password. Your username is your first initial and last name, followed by @spscc.edu. You may also have a number in your username if you have a common name (e.g. jsmith05@spscc.edu).

Your password is the current password that you use to access your student email. If you let your phone or computer remember your password and have forgotten what it is, then you will need to go to Password Recovery to reset your password. After you reset your password, remember to update the password on your phone or computer, too.

Go to IT Help Center, located on the first floor of Building 25.