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.
Pulitzer, Nobel, and Man Booker prizes; National Book Award, Hugo Award, Nebula, Edgar, Caldecott and Newbery Medal; all are on display in the Library. Here’s a teaser list, with more below the fold:
|Title & Author||Library Call Number||Award||Year|
|Flora & Ulysses : the illuminated adventures / Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by K.G. Campbell.||PZ7.D5455 Fl 2013||Newbery Medal||2014|
|Locomotive / Brian Floca.||TJ603.2 .F56 2013||Caldecott Medal||2014|
|Missing person / Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Daniel Weissbort.||PQ2673.O3 R813 2005||Nobel Prize||2014|
|Americanah : [a novel] / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.||PR9387.9.A34354 A44 2013||National Book Critics Circle||2013|
|Ancillary justice / Ann Leckie.||PS3612.E3353 A83 2013||Nebula Award||2013|
|Dear life : stories / Alice Munro.||PR9199.3.M8 D43 2012||Nobel Prize||2013|
|Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America / Gilbert King.||HV9956.G76 K56 2012||Pulitzer Prize||2013|
We’ve got you covered. The library has a copy of most of your required textbooks at the Circulation Desk. (Find them in the Library Catalog.) If your instructor approves the use of an older edition of the textbook, the library has some previous editions on the third floor of the Library. These older textbooks check out for three weeks.
The Library has copiers that can print a page or two or save those pages to your USB. If you need assistance searching for course materials, ask a librarian at the Research Help Desk.
Still strained financially? There are numerous sites where you can purchase a book at a discount or rent a book for the semester. The price may be half what it costs to buy the book new, and you can sometimes sell it back.
Take advantage of this list of sites to purchase and rent textbook materials:
The library closes for Winter Recess on Thursday, December 18 at 8 pm. Until then, if you are a continuing student or an SCC employee, you can check out books and videos and they will not be due until Wednesday, January 21, 2015.
So find your summer reading! Some titles of interest from the last couple years, all of which are on the shelf as I type this:
More in the New Books section on the 2nd floor, or browse our new arrivals online!
Have you checked out the newest arrivals at the library? Ranging from guides that can help you with your courses to
the latest best-selling non-fiction, these new arrivals are not to be missed. Not sure where to start? You can browse the New Books List or search by title, author, or subject.
Don’t forget to visit the New Books & Videos page to find out about the latest books, DVDs, and eBooks. Each listing has a link directly to the library catalog, so you can quickly locate or request the item.
Once you’ve found what you’re looking for, you can borrow
these new titles. Checking out books or DVDs is simple; all you need is your student or employee ID card and you are good to go! Using ebooks might take some figuring out—when you have questions, take a look at our ebook guide or Ask a Librarian.
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.
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!
What does the library have to offer? Take a quick look at our resources and services in this video created by CRC Librarian Andi Adkins Pogue.
Monday May 12 through Wednesday May 21, faculty, staff, and continuing students may check out library books and DVDs for the break (2 items for students).
All books and DVDs are due on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Find your book or movie –
- in the library catalog
- on the New Books and Popular Reading shelves on the second floor
- in the library display (Careers, resumes, and interviews)
- in the Media Center on the first floor
Have a Question? Library Answers.
The Library will close for the break on Wednesday May 21 at 8:00 p.m. and reopen for Summer classes on Monday June 9 at 8:00 a.m.
MORE TO READ: Follow londonchoirgirl as she reads her way around the world!
“In 2012, the world came to London for the Olympics and I went out to meet it. I read my way around all the globe’s 196 independent countries – plus one extra territory chosen by blog visitors – sampling one book from every nation. I read a story from Swaziland, a novel from Nicaragua, a book from Brunei, a… well, you get the picture.”
Check out “A Year of Reading the World” to find books from all 196 UN recognized countries.