Library

Due to the unprecedented challenges that COVID-19 has placed on the library, the following changes in hours and services will be occurring:

From Thursday, March 19, 2020 through the end of the Spring Semester, which is Friday, May 22, 2020, only online services will be available.

Late fees will not be charged during the time the campus is closed. Return items when the library reopens. The date the library and campus will reopen is uncertain; we will update you as we find out more information.

Leave a message Monday through Friday at (559) 675-4835 and we will get back to you within 24 hours, although questions asked on Friday may not be answered until the following Monday. Please check your school email for replies to phone questions.

Faculty & Students

Remote services will continue to be offered daily.  You can access the databases and library catalog ANYTIME of day.  You can also schedule an appointment, Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm with the librarian. Emailed questions will be answered within 24 hours, although questions asked on Friday may not be answered until the following Monday.

The library can assist you with the following, and more....

  • Describe the research process.
  • Develop and refine a research topic.
  • Distinguish between and identify different source types.
  • Implement a variety of search strategies.
  • Evaluate sources to determine if they are credible.
  • Attribute and cite sources correctly.

Librarian Consultations via Email and Zoom

Our librarians are dedicated to helping your students develop information literacy skills. And will also help with:

  • Search for information.
  • Use of databases and accessing materials.
  • Provide assistance with library services, collections, and policies.

Research Appointments via Zoom:  To schedule an in-depth research appointment, please book an appointment through confer zoom

Email Reference Services

We are happy to answer brief questions or simple research inquiries by email at mc.library@scccd.edu.  For more in-depth questions, please make an appointment for a phone or Zoom conversation.

Staff Directory

Librarian –  Kari Johnson

Library Operations Coordinator – Brett Hurst

Library Technician – Silvano Ramirez

 

Please enroll in our Canvas page for library information and activities that will guide you through the steps of doing research for an assignment or paper in a class; it can be from when you first choose your topic to when you cite your sources.  Each lesson and module will discuss a different step in the research process - feel free to view them in order or for your particular need:

https://scccd.instructure.com/enroll/86RGN9

As always, Question Point can be used 24/7 and will connect you with librarians from outside our organization. 

Get help 24/7 from   Question Point:

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