Summer at the SCC Library

Summer session is upon us, and the library is ready! We offer most of the same services in summer as in the rest of the year, but with a few changes around the edges. Book loan periods, online access to databases, on-demand research help, and access to computers and the wifi network are all available. We know that some students are new in summer, and others are used to the way things are set up in the regular year, so here is a quick rundown on how Summer Session is different.

Sprinklers with rainbow

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Hours are reduced in summer. We open just a little later at 8 am, and we close a bit earlier, at 6 pm. Plus, we are only open Monday – Thursday.

Library workshops

Our face-to-face workshops do not take place during the summer. However, the online tutorial, PILOT, remains available as an alternative. Thousands of students complete this tutorial every semester.


As in Fall and Spring, we offer 2-hour checkout of many current textbooks. Because our hours are somewhat different in Summer, if you take a reserve item overnight the time it is due will vary from other times. Learn more: Can I check textbooks out overnight?

Note to Faculty

As always, we are eager to help your class get started on its research by offering a library orientation customized to your class needs. Because we are staffed differently in summer, we ask that you schedule this session not by filling out our online form, but by either calling us (916–558–2461) or by visiting the Research Help desk on the second floor of the LRC.