Category Archives: DVDs & Media

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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Guess the winners and you could win a Black Panther DVD!

All ties will be broken by a random drawing. Winners will be contacted by email.

Pick up a ballot at the DVD display near the top of the stairs on the 2nd floor of the LRC, fill it out, and drop it off at the Research Help Desk. One entry per person.
Display of DVDs on the 2nd floor of the LRC

Flyer explains how to find DVDs from the SCC Library home page

The Academy Awards ceremony will be broadcast on February 24, 2019.

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.

It’s time again to borrow library books and DVDs for the Semester Break while the library is closed.

Beginning Monday, May 8 through Wednesday, May 17, faculty, staff, and continuing students may check out books and DVDs for the break (2 non-reserve items for students).

All books and DVDs are due on Wednesday June 7, 2017.

There’s something for everyone. Find your book or movie:

  • using the Books search box on the library home page
  • in the New Books and DVDs pages
  • on the New Books and Library display shelves on the second floor
  • in the circulating DVD collection now located on the second floor

The Library will close for the break at 9:30 pm on Wednesday, May 17 and reopen for Summer classes at 8 am on Saturday, June 4.

There’s still time to see, or even contribute to, the National Poetry Month display on the 2nd floor of the LRC. We’ve got poetry and poetry-themed books and DVDs out ready for you to take home and savor. Then turn around to find poetry written by SCC students, faculty and staff. Up for the rest of April, the cruelest month!

National Poetry Month display
Poems on display with invitation to contribute

Items in our display, with links to their OneSearch page:
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Films on Demand is now available to all Los Rios students and faculty! This database provides over 20,000 videos that can be streamed in full or clip-by-clip. You’ll find the link you need on the Research Databases page.

Films on Demand

Films on Demand features videos from many top producers of educational video content, including PBS, the BBC, NOVA, and Frontline.

Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years WikiSecretsJazz: A Film by Ken Burns

You’ll also find Films on Demand titles while using OneSearch; however, what is listed in OneSearch may be slightly out of date, so for the best selection we recommend going directly to the Films on Demand website and searching there.

We expect that one of the primary ways Films on Demand will be used is instructors assigning films or clips in classes. You’ll be able to do so by posting links to the program, using the Record URL found on the program’s page (not the search results page).

Record URL on detailed record page

Even easier, in D2L and Canvas you can insert clips into your courses without leaving your course shell. More info will be coming on that score from Distance Ed and Instructional Development. For now, take a look at the vendor’s quick start guide, which has good info on creating a personal account to create folders you can share with students.