Hours of Operation
Fall & Spring Semester
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday
Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday - Sunday
Students may come to the library to have a photo ID printed, which also serves as their library card. Nursing, CNA, Cosmetology, and GED students are REQUIRED to have an ID printed with their program of study listed.
Printing services are available for all students. Black and white pages cost $0.05 per page in the Library. Color pages cost will vary by size and type in and Online Learning & Educational Technology. Scanning and copying is also available. Copies are $0.10 per page.
Staff is trained to help with student account setup, FalconMail, and mySIC.
Staff is also available for help with:
- Bibliography / Citing Sources
- Online Class Assistance
- Materials Checkout and Servicing
- and much more!
Policies and Information
The library card is located on the back of the student/employee ID card. All students, faculty and staff are eligible to receive an ID card. Residents of the SIC Community College District may purchase a library card for an annual fee of $5.00. The patron is responsible for all materials checked out on their card. If the card is lost or stolen, please report it to the library and the card will be made invalid.
Patrons are responsible for the safe and timely return of all materials. For your convenience, a drop box is located at the entrance of the A/B Lobby. It is recommended that damaged and overdue materials be returned to the circulation desk so that appropriate action can be taken.
Lost, Damaged, & Overdue Materials
Fines are assessed at the following rate for overdue materials --
$.05 per day for 3 week books, periodicals, DVDs, and CDs
Reserve materials fall into two classifications --
$.25 per day for 1 week reserve materials and reserve videos
$1.00 per day for overnight reserve materials and T.E.A.S. study guides
Three notices are sent informing patrons of overdue materials, with the last being a bill. After seven weeks, the materials are declared "lost." Patrons who lose or damage materials are charged for the cost of the materials plus a processing fee of $5.00 and a fine if appropriate. If materials are returned after the seven-week period, a $5.00 processing fee per item is assessed. Items that are lost and returned after one year are accepted at the discretion of the librarian.
Circulating, Non-Circulating & Reference Materials
The library's circulating book collection totals about 20,000 volumes in print and eBook format. They are housed in open stacks arranged by the Dewey Decimal System of Classification. Patrons may browse the collections but are asked not to reshelve books. Circulating titles may be borrowed for three (3) weeks.
Reference materials consist of encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, atlases, etc. These books do not circulate, but may be copied or used in-house. These items are noted in the online catalog by the word "reference."
The children's book collection is primarily for preschool through grade 3. These books circulate for three (3) weeks and may be borrowed by any patron. These items are noted in the online catalog by the word "juvenile."
Faculty routinely place materials on reserve for an entire class to use. Use policy is determined by the instructor. The reserve area is located behind the circulation desk. The online catalog will indicate when something is on reserve.