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San Diego City College Library

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Book Scanning Service for Faculty

SDCC faculty can request to have up to 20% (to check Fair Use, see this evaluation tool) of a book from the Library’s collection scanned and emailed to them. Scans for class distribution must be placed on a platform that restricts access to a single class (i.e. Canvas).  See request form for further information and instructions.

New Things to Know at the Library!

Missed the Flex session on the new library platform? You can:

  • Watch a recording of the 30-minute Flex session here:, or 
  • Take a look at the Google Slides deck (with speaker notes) used for the Zoom sessions. Just 11 slides-- click on the image below to check them out!  

Screenshot is link to Google Slides

Course Reserve Requests

Course Reserves are not available at this time.

The Course Reserves is a special collection comprised of materials assigned by instructors. Reserve materials may include supplemental class readings, photocopied articles, videos and audio files, and sample tests. Instructors need to provide material for reserves, or if it is already available in the Library collection, it can pulled and placed on reserve. 

Please note that processing may take several days from when you drop off materials until the material is available for students.

The Library has two different Reserve collections:

  • Print reserve materials are kept behind the Circulation Center desk, and students and other requestors must be able to identify the material needed by call number so it can be pulled by Library staff. Call numbers for reserves are listed in the Library's online catalog under the Course Reserves tab. To put print materials on reserve, use the print reserve request form: print it out, complete it, sign it, and deliver it with the books to the Circulation Center in the Library, located on the entrance level of the Learning Resource Center.
  • Media reserve materials are kept in the Independent Learning Center in R105, accessible by ILC staff only. Students and other requestors must be able to identify the material needed by call number so it can be pulled by ILC staff. Call numbers for reserves are listed in the Library's online catalog under the Course Reserves tab. To put media materials on reserve, use the media reserve request formprint it out, complete it, sign it, and deliver it with the media materials to Room R105 in the Independent Learning Center, located on the lower level of the Learning Resource Center.


Library Instruction for Classes

Research Sessions for Classes (Library Instruction)

Faculty in all disciplines are encouraged to schedule a research session for their classes. These 90 minute +/- sessions cover the basics of research and include librarian-directed hands-on experience. Peer reviewed research has shown that attendance in these sessions 3-5 times has a positive impact on grades. With the input of the classroom faculty, each session is tailored to best fit the class assignments. The Library's classroom is located on the main level of the Learning Resource Center, Room R209.


While the campus is operating online, faculty in all disciplines are encouraged to schedule a Zoom research session for their classes. These cover the basics of research with a librarian who is ready to answer questions.  Depending on the arrangements with you, the instructor, these sessions can be modified in terms of length and hands-on opportunity for the students.

DURING COVID 19 Scheduling
To schedule a research session, please fill out and submit an Instruction Request form for each class at least two weeks in advance. Feel free to send it via email to,, or with the subject line “research session request”.   Instructors, not substitutes are required to attend the zoom session.

[When we return to campus - Scheduling:

To schedule a research session, please fill out and submit an Instruction Request form for each class at least two weeks in advance. Feel free to send it via email to or drop it off in person at the Information Desk in the LRC.]

Instructors (not substitutes) must accompany their classes to the instruction session. Please contact Carol Withers (619-388-3871) with any questions.

Extra Credit for Students (formerly Tours)

Extra credit opportunity: Instead of attending LRC tours, students can email a question to and send the transcript to their instructor. If the students don’t have a prompt, they can ask what services the library provides.


Subject Area Liaisons

Faculty librarians are available to develop and maintain subject collections to support the college curriculum. You may contact a subject area liaison directly:

Department Disciplines Librarian Liaison
AODS & Behavioral Sciences Alcohol & Other Drug Studies, Admin. of Justice, Anthropology, Conflict Resolutions, Future Studies, Gender Studies, Global Dev.Stud., Human Services, Peace Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology Carol Withers (x3871)
Black Studies   Carol Withers (x3871)
Business Studies Accounting, Business, Consumer Studies, Economics, Marketing, Small Bus. Entrepreneurship Sandra Pesce (x3245)
Chicana/o Studies   Carol Withers (x3871)
Communication Studies Communications, Digital Journalism, Digital Media Production, KSDS Radio, Radio/Television/Film  Leann Voss (x3056)
Consumer & Family Studies Child Development, Education Sandra Pesce (x3245)
Cosmetology   Sandra Pesce (x3245)
Engineering & Technology Electricity, Electronic Systems, Engineering, Environmental Control Technology (AIRE), Machine Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Technical Illustration Leann Voss (x3056)
English & Humanities ELAC, English, Humanities, Labor Studies, Philosophy Leann Voss (x3056)
Foreign Languages & ASL American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish Barbara Ring (x3319)
Health & Exercise Science Exercise Science, Fitness Center, Fitness Specialist, Health Education, Nutrition Sandra Pesce (x3245)
History & Political Sciences History Barbara Ring (x3319)
History & Political Sciences Political Science Leann Voss (x3056)
Information Technology Computer Business Technology, Computer Information Systems, Information, Network & Web Technologies Sandra Pesce (x3245)
Life Sciences Agriculture, Biology, Other Life Science, Sustainability Leann Voss (x3056)
Nursing Education Health Sciences, Nursing Education Sandra Pesce (x3245)
Mathematics Mathematics Barbara Ring (x3319)
Personal Growth Personal Growth Sandra Pesce (x3245)
Physical Sciences Astronomy, Chemistry, Geographic Info Sys, Geography, Geology, Other Physical Sciences, Physics Barbara Ring (x3319)
Visual & Performing Arts Dance, Dramatic Arts/Theater, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Music, Photography Carol Withers (x3871)


For more information, download the Library's Collection Management Guidelines:

Open Educational Resources (OER) and Textbook Affordability

OER logo link

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Interested in lowering textbook costs for your students? Click this link to learn more about Open Educational Resources (OER) at City College and in our district. 

Video Collections for Instruction

Several video collections are available for instructional (and student) use. Please see our Videos page for information about performance rights outside the classroom.

Faculty & Staff Svcs: Related Resources

SDCCD Copyright Guidelines web page. See FAQs and a list of resources there.

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