Wednesday, June 29, 2005

E-books are convenient, easy to use, and (best of all) free!

Electronic books (e-books) are available to all SWC students, faculty, and staff. E-books are just like regular books -- the only difference is that they've been scanned into the computer. The SWC e-book collection is like having a library of 10,000 books in your own home.

To start using e-books, you must first create an account from on campus. This takes about a minute or two. From any SWC computer, go to and click on "create a free account." Once you've set up an account, you will be able to access the e-book collection from any Internet-accessible computer.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Closed July 4th

The Library will be closed on Monday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. We will resume our regular hours Tuesday, July 5th.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

New Database for Controversial Topics!

Are you planning to give a speech or write a paper on a controversial topic? The library has a new database that will help you choose a topic and understand the arguments on both sides of the issue.

The Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center gives you online access to the Opposing Viewpoints book series published by Greenhaven Press. In addition to the pro/con chapters from these books, the database also includes statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text periodical articles. The database is an excellent place to choose a topic or start your research.

You may access the database at the library or you may use it from anywhere off-campus with the current password. Contact us for more information.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Welcome to Summer Session!

The library is a great place to sit down, cool off, and get a head start on your work.

In addition to our 150+ computers, we have more than 20 group study rooms and lots of quiet study areas. The campus is wireless -- so you can bring along your laptop and work without disruption in one of the third floor study carrels.

We're open from 7:30 in the morning until 8 pm, Monday through Thursday. Librarians, computer commons staff, and library technical assistants are here and ready to help!