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Library Services During Remote Operations Guide: For Students

Search the library catalog

  • Enter your keywords and select search to be taken to our online library catalog.
  • Log in to your account to request an item.

I need a laptop, Internet, and/or computer help!


SVC can loan you a laptop and/or hotspot for the quarter while supplies last. To reserve one, please use the library's Checkout Scheduler


SVC has compiled a list of Internet service providers and the opportunities for free/reduced cost Internet on the Remote Operations page including Comcast, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon. Here are a few additional sources:

A non-profit that connects eligible households to Interenet, computers, and digital skills trainings. Search by zip code.

New customers receive 2 free months of low-cost Internet if you apply by April 30 - even if you owe Comcast money.

Xfinity WiFi hot spots are freely available for all, even if you're not an Xfinity customer.

AT&T offers free access ot their WiFi hotspots, even if you aren't a customer.

Households with students or teachers can get 60 days of free Internet. Enroll over the phone.

Drive in Wifi

  • See this map for locations in Washington state for drive-in WiFi
  • See map below for best drive-in WiFi access at SVC

Computer skills training

If you need help using your computer, call the eLearning department at 360.416.2562 or email Here are some additional sources:

WiFi on Campus

While all SVC Campuses are closed, you can still park in the parking lots with your laptop and use the WiFi. Below is a map of where the signal is strongest on the Mount Vernon campus. Go to this site for WiFi maps of every parking lot on campus.

A map of where to park in the Mount Vernon parking lot to get strong WiFi

I need research help!

Librarians are teaching online this quarter, with multiple ways for you to connect with us!


  • Schedule a time to meet with a librarian one-on-one in Zoom! We can only accommodate requests that are placed at least 3 hours before the time you want to meet.


Research guides


Librarians are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help! Work one-on-one with a librarian through our chat service.





I need course materials!

Please schedule an appointment using our Scheduler.  Scheduling an appointment allows for faster, more timely service. 


Materials are picked up at the curbside outside the libraries to abide by Governor Inslee's "Stay at Home, Stay Healthy" order to maintain the 6ft distance between persons at all times. 

Contact Information:


Mount Vernon Campus phone #: 360-416-7837

Whidbey Campus Phone #: 360-679-5322

Thank you for your patience as the SVC Libraries work hard to ensure students have access to the materials they need to be successful.  


I have library materials checked out.

To renew your checked-out library materials at the end of the quarter, make sure you are registered for the following quarter and contact us at

Mount Vernon: To return materials that you have checked out, the Mount Vernon Campus Library has a book drop available behind the library, along the sidewalk.

Whidbey Island Campus: The drop box is located in the walkway between Hayes Hall and Oak Hall. The lower level parking lot provides easy access to drop off library material. 

Overdue fines will be excused while the library remains in remote operations.

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