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The SVC Libraries are open 

Monday - Thursday 9 am - 4 pm

The libraries are closed Friday - Saturday

Closed for Intercession from Dec 10th thru Dec 31st. 

Open Monday, January 3rd 2022 for Winter Quarter

Masks required

Winter Quarter Update: The SVC Libraries on the Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses will continue to provide resource distribution to all students and visitors. Unvaccinated students who have not received an exemption can come to the libraries to check out resources, but may not access any other library spaces.

Get help from a librarian

We are here to help!



Phone: See Contact List






What to Expect

During our current open hours, you will find:

  • Librarians and staff on duty for help
  • Computers and printers available for use
  • Socially distanced study spaces
  • NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED for pick up or returns.

Checking Out Materials 

To check out library materials, you will need to provide your proof of registration paperwork that includes your SID #

Look up your SID information here

The Libraries on both campuses  are open Monday thru Thursday from 9am-4pm Winter Quarter. Library staff are available during these hours, but if you need alternative arrangements, please contact us at 360-416-7837 (Mount Vernon) or 360-679-5322 (Oak Harbor).

Please see the library website for more information.

Students are welcome to come into the library to check out library materials, course reserves, and technology. 

NOTE: To purchase course textbooks, please check the Bookstore website.  

Returning Materials 

Mount Vernon Campus Library 

You may return books and other small items in the book drop behind the library at any time.  You may also return items in person during library hours.  If you have questions, please call the circulation desk at 360-416-7837 or to arrange drop off. 

In case of no answer or after business hours, contact the Mount Vernon Campus Security at 360-416-7777.

Whidbey Island Campus Library 

Students can return library materials to the Whidbey Island Campus Library by using the drop box located in the walkway between Hayes Hall and Oak Hall or by returning items during library open hours. The lower-level parking lot provides easy access to drop off library material. 

If you have questions, please call the Whidbey Library at 360-679-5322 or to arrange drop off.   

In case of no answer or after business hours, contact Whidbey Island Campus Security at 360-679-5383.


Research Assistance

Online Library

Our library databases offer access to articles, streaming videos, and e-books. Log into them from home using your full SVC email address and password.

An SVC librarian will be available via chat to answer your questions during the quarter, Monday - Thursday.. Click the slide-out chat box labeled "Ask a Librarian" on this page to enter your name, email address and ask a question. If an SVC librarian is not available or it is after hours, the chat service is staffed 24/7 by librarians at other libraries in our international cooperative. For Spanish-speakers, the slide out chat box labeled "Preguntanos" will take you to a Spanish-language chat service.

You can also schedule a Zoom meeting with one of our friendly librarians to get assistance! Zoom Reference is available only during the regular quarters and is unavailable during intercessions.

Email Us

If you would like to email a request for assistance from a librarian, please emaill:


Call (360)416-7847 for Research Assistance.

Call (360)416-7837 for assistance related to Circulation (renewing checked out materials, fines, etc).


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