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New Things to Know at the Library!

Check out these new products and services at the Library! Be sure to tell your students!

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.

Course Reserve Requests

The Course Reserves collection 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. Reserve materials are kept behind the Circulation Center desk.

How to put an item on Reserve (Faculty):

  • Provide your own personal copy of an item or select an item from the Library's collection. 
  • Use the reserve request form (see below): print it out, complete it, sign it, and deliver it with the materials to the Circulation Center in the Library, located on the entrance level of the Learning Resource Center.
  • Notify your students the item is on Reserve -- but please note that processing may take several days from when you drop off materials until the material is actually available for students.

How to borrow an item on Reserve (Students): 

  • Find the call number for the Reserve item in the Library's online catalog under the Course Reserves tab.
  • Bring that call number to the Circulation Center staff so they can retrieve the item for you from behind the desk.

Library Instruction, Tours & Drop-ins

Did you know that repeated exposure to library instruction can have a positive impact on grades? Sign up your class for one or more of these sessions: 

Got about 90 minutes? Book a library instruction session for your class! On-campus or online. 

A librarian will cover the basics of library research with you and your class in our library computer lab (R209) or in a Zoom session. Includes librarian-led hands-on experience.  We will work with you prior to the session to tailor content to best fit a class assignment. 

Got 30 minutes? Book a guided library tour for your class! On-campus only.

Get your students into the R Building to see what the SDCC Library has to offer! A librarian will show your whole class around and answer questions. This require advance notice so we may accommodate your entire class with an adequate number of librarians. Please call 619-388-3288 or email to schedule. See Extra Credit below for student walk-in tours.

Got 5 minutes? Have a librarian do a drop-in presentation in your classroom! On-campus or Online.

A librarian can present a 5 minute talk to your students about the benefits of using the SDCC Library. Please call 619-388-3288 or email to schedule.

Extra credit opportunities! Tell your students about these other library outreach activities available on a walk-in basis: 

Subject Area Liaisons

Faculty librarians are available to develop and maintain subject collections to support the college curriculum. How can we help you? Let us know.

*Note: Sandra Pesce is on reduced load and will not be here in the spring semesters.  If you would like a librarian to contact you between January to June, please email


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 Mulholland (x3056)
Consumer & Family Studies Child Development, Education Sandra Pesce (x3245)*
Cosmetology   Sandra Pesce (x3245)*
Disability Studies   Carol Withers (x3871)
Engineering & Technology Electricity, Electronic Systems, Engineering, Environmental Control Technology (AIRE), Machine Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Technical Illustration Leann Mulholland (x3056)
English & Humanities ELAC, English, Humanities, Labor Studies, Philosophy Leann Mulholland (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 Mulholland (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 Mulholland (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:

Research Guides for Faculty

From our Research Guides page, these guides cover information to enhance classroom instruction:

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. 

Lactation Room for Employees

In addition to the three lactation rooms provided for students and employees on campus, the Library has a private room reserved for employees. Neither a pump nor refrigerator is provided. Mothers are responsible for transportation and proper storage of milk, and for bringing their own equipment, storage containers and cooler.

To access the room, go to the Circulation Desk and borrow the key to R-203 for the duration of your session. Further directions on using the room are posted on the door. 

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.

Library Search Platform

Get a quick overview of the Library's search platform (OneSearch) in just a few slides! Full screen and speaker notes/descriptive text available behind the three vertical dots in the control bar.

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