Category Archives: Books category

Looking for something to read or watch between the end of the semester and beginning of Summer session?

If you are continuing in Fall, you can check out up to 2 circulating books and DVDs to keep over the break when the library is closed. Items will not be due until Wednesday, June 12.

Looking for inspiration? Cruise the New Book section on the 2nd floor of the LRC, or take a look at the New Books & Videos pages of our website.

The Library will close on Wednesday, May 22 at 9:30 pm, and reopen Monday, June 10 at 8:00 am. Happy summer!
person in hat reading book on grass, shown from above

In April, the display area of the Library was given over to stories and info about libraries.

Featured were portraits of people currently working in libraries or hoping to in the future.
Woman holding sign reading, "I love working in libraries because every day is a new adventure!" Woman holding sign reading, "I love working in a library because books are my favorite place to get lost in!" Woman holding tablet with screen reading, "I love working in libraries because I get to empower creatives in manifesting their brilliance!" Man kneeling near Library Cycle Kiosk in front of Learning Resource Center, holding sign reading, "In the Library we are all students and we can study any topic. No grades attached."
Library visitors were also encouraged to write messages the topic, “What do you like about the SCC Library?”
"What do you like about the SCC Library?" "Thank God for the staff and a brick and mortar building to come and relax, learn, and study in a quiet atmosphere! Eli "What do you like about the SCC Library?" "Helpful staff; Laptops; Quiet 3rd Floor; snacks are allowed!" "What do you like about the SCC Library?" "It's literally my second home. I spend at least everyday studying in the library right after class." "What do you like about the SCC Library?" "I can relax & focus on what I need to get done."

The SCC Library actually provides a program that trains people to work in libraries: the Library and Information Technology (LIBT) Program. As you can see, working in libraries is a tremendously rewarding career path; if you like being in the library, working to connect people with resources and information and contributing to your community, you should check it out!

Below are some of the books and videos that were included in the display. Explore the possibilities!
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Black Panther crouching
Come hear Professors Gioia Fonda and Hayley Laird discuss the history of Marvel’s Black Panther and his connections to Northern California.

The Library is sponsoring this event on Thursday, October 18, from 12 pm to 1 pm in the Student Center.

This will also be the kickoff of a special Black Panther-focused contest. Come learn all about it! Fabulous prizes!

Through October, the second floor of the LRC has election-themed materials on display. Learn about California’s propositions, the voting process and how to spot and overcome fake news.

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The last day to register to vote is October 22, 2018. Don’t be left out!

Looking to get more information about the election? Try these resources:

Poster titled "Be a Smart Voter", with infographics on fake newsDisplay showing each California proposition

In the display:
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So much talent at our college! From now through Summer Session, the 2nd floor of the LRC will feature a display of books authored or edited by our faculty. Come visit over the summer, and also take a look at our guide to works by Sac City College authors.

Note: the Library will be open for Summer session from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday, June 10 – Thursday, August 9.

In the display:
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Do we have your attention now? Often you’ll see this sort of thing, an appeal to sex just to get you to pay attention to something else, like cars, whiskey, jeans, or even burgers. But no, we actually want you to think about sex; why so much of our culture seems to center on it, its physiology and politics. Come have a look at our display on the 2nd floor of the LRC through April, and check out a book or video.

Sex-themed books on display

Just in case there’s any confusion: you can do lots of things in the library—talk, study, snack—but you are not allowed to have sex in the library (or anywhere else on campus). Why is that? Some of these books might help you answer.

Here’s the full list is of titles:
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Happy finals week! We advise that over the winter break, you retreat to a warm spot and (what else..) read! Take advantage of our over-the-break special:

Through Thursday, December 14, faculty, staff, and continuing students may check out books and DVDs for the duration of winter break (two non-reserve items for students).

Ask for the over-the-break special at the Circulation Desk; books and DVDs will be due back by Wednesday, January 17.

Find your book or movie:

  • by using the OneSearch box on the library home page;
  • in our new books and media lists;
  • on our New Books shelves, the Library display shelves, and the circulating DVD collection—all located on the 2nd floor of the LRC.

A few ideas:
The tattoo dictionary : an A-Z guide to choosing your tattoo, by Trent Aitken-Smith The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks DVD Hidden figures DVD The future is history : how totalitarianism reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen Nasty women : feminism, resistance, and revolution in Trump's America, edited by Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding The attention merchants : the epic scramble to get inside our heads by Tim Wu.

The Library will close for the break on Thursday, December 14 at 9:30 pm. We will reopen for Spring classes on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 9 am. See our Hours page for more details.