Friday, May 26, 2017

Congratulations Graduates!


We at the SWC Library would like to be among the first to congratulate all of the 2017 graduates! Your hard work and dedication has paid off -- we can see that your future is bright! 

Oh, the Places You'll Go!



It has been an honor for us here at the SWC Library to be part of your journey at Southwestern College.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Libraries closed May 27 - June 4


All SWC Libraries are closed May 27 through June 4, 2017. Summer hours for the four SWC Library locations begin on Monday, June 5.

Have a safe and happy break!


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Study at the Library



SWC Library -- Chula Vista
Hours Extended for Finals
May 15 – May 24, 2017
Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 9 pm
Friday: 7 am – 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

May 25 - May 26, 2017 
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 9 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 2 pm
Closed May 27 - June 4, 2017


HEC Otay Mesa Library

Monday & Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday : 11 am - 6 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC San Ysidro Library

Monday & Tuesday: 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 8 am - 11:30 am
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC National City Library

Monday & Tuesday: 8 am - 12 pm
Thursday: 11 am - 3 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed

Friday, May 19, 2017

Open TODAY until 4 pm




We are open THIS Friday, May 19, until 4 pm.

On Saturday, May 20, we are also open until 4 pm.

Take advantage of some extra study time at the Library.


SWC Library -- Chula Vista
Hours Extended for Finals
May 15 – May 24, 2017
Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 9 pm
Friday: 7 am – 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Finish Strong

  Did you know that there are FOUR SWC Library locations?

We're glad you're here!



SWC Library -- Chula Vista
Hours Extended for Finals
May 15 – May 24, 2017
Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 9 pm
Friday: 7 am – 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm




HEC Otay Mesa Library

Monday & Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday : 11 am - 6 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC San Ysidro Library

Monday & Tuesday: 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 8 am - 11:30 am
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC National City Library

Monday & Tuesday: 8 am - 12 pm
Thursday: 11 am - 3 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Citing Your Sources



If you’ve been asked to submit your final paper in MLA or APA format…
  • Stop by the reference desk in the library and pick-up MLA and APA handouts with citation examples for print and digital books, magazines, journals, and websites.
  • Check SWC Library's Citing Sources page where we posted links to quick and more detailed guides to citation styles.

A friendly reminder! When you use database sources, you don’t need to create citations from scratch. Find the “CITE” button and select the citation in APA or MLA format, but be sure to double check it (automatically generated citations are not always accurate).

If you need one-on-one help with organizing your paper and formatting it in MLA or APA style, call the Writing Center and ask for a 30-minute tutoring session.

Good luck with your final papers!

Post by Svetlana Kondratenko, SWC Librarian