Thursday, March 23, 2017

Open on Saturday!


We are open this Saturday, March 25! Take advantage of one last study day at the Library before Spring Break.

On Saturday we are open 10 am - 2 pm.

We will be closed Sunday, March 26 - Sunday, April 2. Regular hours resume on Monday, April 3, 2017.

See you at the Library!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Spring Break

spring flowers

Spring Break
March 26 - April 2, 2017
All SWC Libraries are closed


Have a safe and happy spring break. We will see you back on campus on Monday, April 3!


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

More Scholarship Opportunities

Sick of eating ramen? Can’t afford your textbooks? Just tired of being broke? It’s time to start applying for more scholarships! There are so many scholarships available for many different types of need, but sometimes it can be daunting to find them. Enter the online library!

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a great library resource you can use to get scholarship information. To access Ferguson’s, visit our Articles & Databases page. Scroll down the page until you see the link for Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center. Once you’re in the Ferguson’s database, click on the Plan Your Education link at the top, and you’ll see a link to Financial Aid Directories.




Now, you can search for particular scholarships or browse by your field of study or background. Below, you’ll see a snapshot of just some of the scholarship types that are available to students.


Other scholarship sites include:




And, be sure to check out the SWC Financial Aid Department’s page on Scholarships, as well:

Find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and apply for some scholarships today!

Review by Lauren McFall, SWC Librarian

Monday, March 20, 2017

What is a Primary Source?

Primary sources, secondary sources -- what's the difference?

Join us for a free half-hour workshop on Thursday!

We'll provide a brief overview of how to find the right kind of source using the best tools available.

30 Minute Thursdays -- Primary Sources

Noon - Room L-244


Friday, March 17, 2017

Time to catch up!


Missing that hour we lost to Daylight Savings Time?

The Library can help!


  • Saturdays. The Library is open on Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm. What better way to catch up than study rooms, air conditioning, computers, and librarians who are ready to help you with your research!

  • Early Bird? The Library opens at 7:30 am, Monday - Friday.

  • Night Owl? The Library is open until 9 pm, Monday - Thursday.

  • Tutoring. Tutoring is available in the Library. For more information, call 619-421-6700 extension 5198.

  • Have a question? Can't make it to campus? That's ok -- librarians are ready to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week via the Library's Chat Reference Service.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Got your tickets to Comic Con?

Going to Comic Con this year? Stop by the Library and check out our collection of over 80 comics and graphic novels!

Categories include:


Comics like The Walking Dead

Autobiographical comics like Tomboy



Graphic fiction like Summer Blonde




And even books ABOUT comics, like Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know





 All of these graphic works are available for four-week checkout with your SWC photo ID card.
Have a question? Ask a librarian!



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Big Lebowski


The Dude Abides

Celebrate the anniversary release of The Big Lebowski this March by tuning into watch it using the Library’s Streaming Service, Swank.

 Never seen The Big Lebowski? This Coen Brother movie is a cult classic that many call a must-see. Roger Ebert called this film “weirdly engaging”. But, that’s just, like, his opinion, man. The movie focuses on protagonist The Dude: AKA Jeffrey Lebowski, who is mistaken for another person by the same name. There’s a loose plot involving a kidnapping, but what makes this movie special is the attention to its characters and the quotes.

Maybe The Big Lebowski is out of your element. Don’t be a nihilist - check out any of the fantastic films on Swank today! From comedy to horror, you’re sure to find a movie you’ll love!

Review by Lauren McFall, SWC Libarian