Library Labor Day Hours

Labor Day

It’s Labor Day weekend and we know our students are PUMPED for the extra days off. For those of you who want to get ahead in your schoolwork during this time, just know that a number of the library’s resources are available to you electronically 24/7. You’ll just have to log in using your SCC ID with the letters SC at the end (ex. 0654321SC) and your last name.

With that in mind, the library will be CLOSED until Wednesday, September 3. We’ll re-open at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 3 with our regular fall hours.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Book Club Kick-Off This Week!

Between the Covers logo

People seem to be surviving the heat and have certainly survived the first week of classes so it’s time to get ready for SCC’s Between the Covers book club, sponsored by the Multicultural Programming Committee! The book club is comprised of students, faculty and staff members who get together once a month to chat, discuss books, and enjoy snacks.

Between the Covers will be having a kick-off meeting THIS Wednesday (8/27) at 2:30 in the library’s Information Commons. We’ll be introducing the titles for this semester and hanging out for a bit. If you can make it you’ll be entered into a drawing to win the first book up for discussion, This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper.

This is Where I Leave You

We can’t wait to see you! For more information about dates and titles check out the flyer below (you’ll also see it posted around campus):

Between the Covers Fall 2014

We’re Glad You’re Here!

back to school

The Fall Semester is officially underway and it feels great having so many students on campus! We hope the semester is off to a good start and you’re enjoying life here at SCC.

As a friendly reminder the library is here to help make your time at SCC as rewarding as possible. If you have to do research for a class – come to us! We have over 70,000 books on the shelves, access to 170,000+ eBooks, more than 40 databases, plus numerous magazines and academic journals in print. We have 4 Reference Librarians who are happy to assist you with your research when the time comes. It might seem stressful, but done correctly (and with good time management ;) ) research can be fun (promise!).

You can speak with a librarian face-to-face, via chat on our website, on the phone (636.922.8620), or via text (636.487.5SCC) during the hours the library is open.

While you’re here you also have access to MOBIUS – an arrangement we have with libraries around the state (and beyond!) that allows us to share books with one another. This gives YOU access to over 27 million titles! You can request books for help with your studies or for fun.

We also have an FAQ section on our website to help you with any quick questions you might have about the library and our services. Plus we’re on Facebook!

And just so you know, while we’re here to support you academically we also have a number of books and magazines you can read for fun and we have 6 color Nooks (pre-loaded with fiction and non-fiction titles) that you can check out at the circulation desk.

Good luck with classes! We’ll look forward to seeing you soon!

Library Intersession Hours – Getting Ready for Fall!

Open

Pre-Fall COL101 is officially underway starting this morning (7/29) and we’re so excited! Since the Summer classes are officially over the library hours are changing just a bit before the Fall Semester begins. From July 29 – August 15 the library hours will be as follows:

  • Monday – Friday – 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday – CLOSED

Beginning on Monday, August 18 Fall Semester hours will be in effect:

  • Monday – Thursday – 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday – 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday – CLOSED

We can’t wait to see you!

The Joys of Summer Reading

Belle loves books

So we’re just slightly past the halfway point of summer – finals for summer classes are underway and the fall semester official starts on August 16 (but pre-fall classes begin sooner: July 29 – we can’t wait!). But that doesn’t mean you don’t still have time to get in some leisure reading. Summer is the perfect time to pick up a good book and just relax. You can read outside when it’s nice (thank you for last week, Polar Vortex!) or cozy up inside with the a/c when St. Louis’s standard humid summer days are in full force.

This summer NPR focused on a special project that they referred to as the “Book Your Trip” project. This project is “a series that is much more about the journey than the destination, and aims to create a surprising, serendipitous book discovery experience for the summer months.” With this in mind they came up with 12 lists, all of which focus on a specific means of transportation. They provide an excellent way to discover something new. Below are the lists they created which you can feel free to add to as you please. Happy reading!

Book Your Trip Reading Lists:

 

Remembering Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for Literature (along with many other awards), passed away in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 13 at the age of 90. The Nobel Prize website offers a succinct explanation of how Gordimer came to be the recipient of the award:

Her works comprise novels and short stories in which the consequences of apartheid form the central theme. Some of her books have at times been banned in her native country. She depicts extremely complicated personal and social relationships in her environment, putting the face of racism before the readers… who [thanks to] her magnificent epic writing has – in the words of Alfred Nobel – been of very great benefit to humanity.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to pick up any of her work we have a number of titles available for checkout here in the library:

  • Not for Publication: And Other Stories
    {Call # PR 9369.3 .G6 N6 1965}
  • July’s People
    {Call # PR 9369.3 .G6 J8 1982}
  • Six Feet of the Country
    {Call # PR 9369.3 .G6 S58 1986}
  • A Sport of Nature
    {Call # PR 9369.3 .G6 S67 1987}
  • The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics, and Places
    {Call # PR 9369.3 .G6 Z467 1988}
  • My Son’s Story
    {Call # PR 9369.3 .G6 M9 1991}
  • Jump and Other Stories
    {Call # PR 9369.3 .G6 J83 1991}
  • Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black: And Other Stories
    {Call # PR 9369.3 .G6 B44 2007}
  • Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1954-2008
    {Call #PR 9369.3 .G6 T46 2010}

Happy Birthday, Oliver Sacks!

Neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks turns 81 today (Wednesday, July 9)! This man has written a number of books that look at the workings of the brain and explains various aspects of this amazing organ in an accessible way. We have a number of his books here in the library ready and waiting to be checked out.

If you haven’t been exposed to Sacks before here’s a recording of his TED talk from 2009 that looks at how hallucinations reveal things about our minds:

And here are a few of the titles we have here in the library:

An Anthropologist on Mars

An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales
RC 351 .S1948 1996

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
RC 351 .S195 1998

Musicophilia

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
ML 3830 .S13 2007

The Mind's Eye

The Mind’s Eye
RC 423 .S23 2010

Hallucinations

Hallucinations
RC 533 .H3 S33 2012