SCC students have lots of ideas about how to keep their planet happy. Visit the Library display for April and add your thought bubble to the tree. Plenty of good reading on the subject, too, both on the second floor display shelves and in the general collection. Search OneSearch for Climate, Conservation, Environment and more. Ask a Librarian.
Librarians are here to help with your course assignments, class projects, speeches, debates, and research papers.
We can also help you get on a computer, print your research paper, find your textbook, make copies, and more. Just ask.
We are looking out for you.
No available study room? Hold a whiteboard study session anywhere in the Library. Roll out one of the Library’s 2 new portable whiteboards, freely available for student use in second floor study areas. Borrow markers from the Research Help Desk. Any questions?
Who knew old fashioned jigsaw puzzles would provide such a compelling study break?
Research suggests that relaxation exercises can help de-clutter the brain.1
1Concordia University. “Spring-cleaning the mind? Study shows a cluttered brain doesn’t remember.” http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110419151445.htm (accessed December 8, 2014).
Top 20 ebooks you’ve cracked open this semester:
- Introduction to Technical Services (textbook!)
- Reference and Information Services : An Introduction (textbook!)
- World Music : A Global Journey (textbook!)
- Is Human Nature Obsolete? : Genetics Bioengineering, and the Future of the Human Condition
- Nursing Diagnoses in Psychiatric Nursing : Care Plans and Psychotropic Medications
- Pregnancy, Birth, and the Early Months : The Thinking Woman’s Guide
- Ethics, Money, and Sport : This Sporting Mammon
- A History of the Modern Middle East
- Slavery in the United States: A Social, Political, and Historical Encyclopedia
- The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health
- Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia
- Counseling Individuals With Life-threatening Illness
- Careers in Accounting
- Lukan’s Documentation for Physical Therapist Assistants
- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass : An American Slave
- Islam, Muslims, and America : Understanding the Basis of Their Conflict
- The Parenting Journey : From Conception Through the Teen Years
- Autism, Discrimination and the Law : A Quick Guide for Parents, Educators and Employers
- Grading Student Achievement in Higher Education : Signals and Shortcomings
- Laugh Yourself Thin : Making Happiness, Fun, and Pleasure the Keys to Permanent Weight Loss
You can borrow your
You can find millions of journal articles
You can request books electronically from other campuses in the District.
The top 10 challenged books for 2013:
- Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
- The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
- Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
Reasons: Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
- The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
- A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
- Looking for Alaska, by John Green
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
- Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
- Bone (series), by Jeff Smith
Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence
Find some of these titles and more in an exhibit on the second floor of the LRC – through October.
Read more about banned and challenged books of the 21st century.
Welcome Karen Tercho, SCC’s newest librarian. Karen brings experience as an adjunct librarian at the CRC Library as well as full-time work as solo librarian at Bryan University. We asked Karen to list “Five Things You Don’t Know about Me.” Now you know!
- I grew up in Massachusetts and have lived in Montreal (B.A. in cultural anthropology from McGill), Rhode Island (MLIS), and Brooklyn (life lessons). Since then I have sworn off cold winters. Viva California!
- I have big interest in the social sciences, especially ethnic and cultural studies, and I enjoy learning about technology, science, history, and baseball.
- In my free time I practice and teach yoga and am studying to become a certified Iyengar yoga teacher.
- I play the drums and used to play in bands. Being in a band means being in a relationship with multiple creative people, so I’m currently on hiatus.
- My travel bug: India and Italy are my favorites so far, and the U.K. and Cambodia are next on my list.
Come to the 2nd floor of the Library and visit the display celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Check out any of the books in the display, including books about Hispanic culture, politics, artists or authors!
Landscape and wildlife art by Sacramento artist Linnea Fronce is featured in the Special Events room on the third floor of the Sacramento City College Library from August 23 to Sept. 27.
A public reception in the Library is scheduled for 3:00 to 5:00 pm, Sept. 13 (Second Saturday). This is a rare opportunity to view Linnea’s work. Directions and parking: http://bit.ly/1sJ4FCY
View the exhibit during Library hours: Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 8 pm; Friday 7:30 am – 5 pm; Saturday 9 am – 3 pm.