Friday, August 30, 2013

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

SWC Libraries Closed Labor Day

All SWC Libraries are closed Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day.

Libraries resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 3.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Check It Out

Big Ten of Grammar: Identifying and Fixing the Ten Most Frequent Grammatical Errors. By William B. Bradshaw, PhD. Beaufort Books, 2012. New Books Area: PE1460 .B722 2012. Available for 4 week check out with your SWC photo ID card.

Have you ever hesitated when choosing between 'I' or 'me'? Have you had trouble figuring out tricky pronouns like 'who' or 'whom'? What about those always-troublesome commas–do they go before or after the quotation marks?
If you’re anything like the rest of us, you struggle with these age-old grammatical issues. In this practical and easy-to-understand handbook, Dr. William B. Bradshaw identifies the ten most common errors in English grammar and helps you to recognize and correct these mistakes, enabling you to write and speak with greater clarity in your personal and professional life. The Big Ten of Grammar is the perfect guide for students, teachers, and professionals to use in brushing up on their grammar. - review from publisher

Saturday, August 24, 2013

SWC Libraries at the Centers

SWC Libraries at Otay Mesa, San Ysdiro, and National City are open and we are ready to help you!

Stop by, or visit us online.
Fall Semester, 2013 
Library Hours

Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa
Monday: 11:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Higher Education Center at San Ysidro
Monday: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Higher Education Center at National City
Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Main Campus - Chula Vista
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday
All SWC Libraries are closed:
Labor Day: September 2
Veterans Day: November 11
Thanksgiving: November 28 - December 1
Winter Break: December 21 - January 5

Friday, August 23, 2013

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Do we have your textbook?

The Library has some textbooks on Reserve. The Reserve section is located behind the Circulation Desk and check out is usually for one or two hours, to keep in the library building. The SWC Libraries at Otay Mesa, San Ysidro, and National City also have Reserve sections.

To request an item from the Circulation Desk, you will need to see if we own the book and find its Call Number.

Go to the library's website.
Click on Library Catalog
Use the drop-down menu to search by book title, course, or instructor.
If we own the item, you can click on the title to see more information about it, including its location and call number.

Have a question? Stop by the reference desk, call 619-421-6700 ext. 5381, or chat with a librarian, 24/7.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Database of the Month

Learn about a wide variety of jobs and industries; scholarships, internships, and professional programs; and invaluable advice on applying for a job, acing an interview, behaving professionally in the work environment, and more.

This database and many others are available from off campus! Simply click on the name of the database you'd like to search. Then follow the on-screen login instructions.

Have a question? Ask a librarian, 24/7.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Welcome to Fall Semester

We're looking forward to seeing you at the library! Stop by in person or online. We are here to help.

Main Campus Library

Main Campus Library Hours
August 19, 2013 - December 20, 2013
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Closed: Sunday

Or visit our libraries at each of the three centers:

Friday, August 09, 2013

Taking an Online Class?

Join us for an hour! We will cover the basics of what you need to know to get started with Blackboard and online learning.

No need to sign up in advance!