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Whidbey Island Campus students - Go to the library to get your student ID card and library barcode.
Distance Education students or those attending classes at either San Juan Center or South Whidbey Center - contact the library circulation desk with your CTCLink number
SVC employees - obtain a library card and barcode at the library circulation desk.
We also provide library service to all residents of Skagit, San Juan and Island counties. You may obtain a community borrower library barcode at the library circulation desk.
Additional information is available in the How to Borrow section of our web site.
1. Get a free, Easy Print token, also called a fob. These are available in the lobby of the library at Mount Vernon, and at both campus libraries' circulation desk.
2. Go to a printer or Print Registration Kiosk in either campus library, Ford 104, Lewis 221, and register your fob to your account by placing the round token on the RFID reader, and then associating the fob with your account - you will be asked to enter for full svc email address (be sure to include @mysvc.skagit.edu) and your password. Click "Associate" to associate your account. Now you are ready to print. To do special characters, use the keyboard and press the shift key - don't use the Keypad.
3. To print out a document, hit CTRL-P or Print on a campus computer (personal laptops or devices cannot connect to print at this time) and then place your printer fob on the RFID Reader. A list of your print jobs will appear on the printer display and you can then touch print to print. You can release your print job from any of the printers on either campus that is connected to the system/ At Mount Vernon, these are in A137, A146, A203, A229, C50, F104 (color), F110, F112, F212, L125, L130, L203, L221, L330, S105 (Library - color). At Whidbey, they are in B125, H100, H123, A227, A115, B116.
4. Be sure to hang onto your fob. Fobs will stick to any surface (be sure not to stick them on anything magentized). If you do lose it, pick up another one and re-register it to your account. Each student is allowed one free replacement token.
From home, you will be asked for a login and password.
You may renew library materials online, providing there are no requests for the item, and no overdue or recall notices for the item.
To access this feature, log into OneSearch. Enter your SVC email address and password.
Click on the button labeled Loans to display all the items you have checked out from the library. From there, you can renew items that are eligible for renewal (that have no holds on them or have not exceeded the number of times they can be renewed). Please contact the library circulation desk during library hours for assistance.
By default, library notices are sent to you online by email using your preferred email address. To receive notices at another email address or to change your address and phone number, talk to library staff at the Circulation Desks at either the Whidbey Island (360-679-5322) or Mount Vernon (360-416-7837) campuses or email email@example.com.
There are several ways to locate audiovisual materials in the library catalog.
We provide streaming video services that you can access with your full SVC email address, including @mysvc.skagit.edu and password. For employees, use your full SVC email address and password.
If you are looking for a specific video, enter the first few words of the title in OneSearch, and choose Library Catalog. If the title starts with a word like "A", "An",or "The," start the search with the next word in the title. If the library owns the video, and you have entered the title correctly, the title should appear in the browse list.
You can browse through list of all DVDs owned by the library by going to an Advanced Search, choosing Library Catalog as your Search Scope, Subject contains "DVD" and then selecting Material type "Video/Film."
You can also browse through various genres by using a setting the "Subject" to search feature films, short films, western films, foreign films, science fiction films, etc.
When you locate a video or DVD in the catalog, verify that it is located at the appropriate library, write down the complete call number, go either to the Video section of the library or the Circulation Desk, whichever is listed.
Most of the library's databases, including Academic Search Premier and ProQuest Direct, will do much of the work of citing articles for you. When you email an article to yourself, you will have the option of including a citation in MLA, APA or other format. When you looking at an article in either database you will also see an option to "Cite" the article, along with saving, emailing or printing it. That "Cite" option is what will allow you to see how the article should be cited in your paper. Please note that Science Direct does not have this option available. OneSearch does have a citation function. When you click on a record in OneSearch, click on the picture of the quotation marks " to see the citation in APA, Chicago or MLA format. You can copy the citation and then paste it into a Word document.
For more information on citing sources from databases, print, web or other, go to the library's "Citing Sources" page.
Yes, there are several ways to locate popular films in the library catalog.
Check for video titles and subjects in our streaming service: Feature Films on Demand. To log in, use your full SVC email address, including @mysvc.skagit.edu and password. For employees, use your full SVC email address and password.
If you are looking for a specific video, go to the OneSearch Advanced Search Screen, Choose Library Catalog and enter the first few words of the title using a title search. If the title starts with a word like "A", "An", or "The," start the search with the next word in the title. If the library owns the video, and you have entered the title correctly, the title should appear within the browse list.
You can also browse through various genres by using a setting the "Subject" to feature films, short films, western films, foreign films, science fiction films, etc.
The library purchases popular fiction and non-fiction books in support of classes through our READ Collection. Here is an online guide to that collection.
We also have Fiction books and graphic novel collections in both libraries that are arranged alphabetically by the author's last name. To see if we own a title, go to OneSearch and limit your search to Library Catalog and then type in the title of the book you want.
If you are looking for a particular compact disc, enter the first few words of the title using title search in One Search's Advanced Search. If the title starts with a word like "A", "An", or "The," start the search with the next word in the title. If you are looking for compact discs by a particular composer, use author search and enter the author's last name first. If you are looking for compact discs by a particular music group, use author search and enter the group's name. If the group's name begins with "The," start the search with the next word in the name.
You can also browse through all the cds owned by the library by searching the "CD Collection" in the catalog.
When you locate a CD you want to check out, verify that it is located at the appropriate library, write down the complete call number, and request it at the circulation desk.
Reserve course materials are available at the circulation desk. To search for these materials in the library catalog, go to OneSearch, select Course Reserves and then search either by course name, or your instructor's name.
Yes! When you search for networks, look for MYSVC. Please note that parts of the library have better Wifi access than others. Just let one of our staff know if you are having problems connecting.
The library has laptops that can be checked out by students. You can check out a laptop for the quarter. All laptops must be returned at the end of each quarter for updates but you can check one out for as many quarters as you need.
Please note that replacement and overdue fines for laptops are high. See the library How to Borrow page for more information.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files, which is one of the full text formats used in both the EBSCOhost and ProQuest Direct article databases. You can download it for free from the Adobe Systems web site. Downloading and installation instructions are available on the Adobe Systems web site, and a troubleshooting guide is available on the Adobe Reader Support page.
Both the Mount Vernon and Whidbey campus libraries have study rooms that may be reserved for group study work. They feature wireless access.
Use the Collection Suggestion Form to make a suggestion or to recommend a title for the library collection.
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