Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SWC Libraries Closed Monday

All SWC Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016, in observance of Labor Day.

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, September 6.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Suffragettes, Labor Day, 1913. Library of Congress

Monday, August 29, 2016

Join Us for a Library Tour

Tours begin today!

Meet today at noon in the Library lobby for a brief tour. See you there!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Open on Saturday!

We are open 10 am - 2 pm on Saturdays!

See you at the Library.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Library Staff Learn About Fire Safety

Library staff spent part of the break learning how to prepare for and handle a fire emergency.

Staff each had a turn with a fire extinguisher and gained practice on how to put out a simulated fire.

Thank you to SWC College Police and Emergency Management Officers Joe Martorano, Zach Jones, and Sergeant Joseph Bane for sharing your knowledge and experience!

Joe Martorano, Sergeant Bane, and Zach Jones
Joe Martorano explains "Knowledge + Action = Power"
Staff members provide back up while extinguishing a fire.

Joe Martorano talks about fire preparedness.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Check It Out

August 2016 is Olympics Month!

Did you know that in the SWC Library E-Books Collection there's a great title emphasizing this theme to check out?!168016~!3100001~!3100002&aspect=subtab13&menu=search&ri=1&source=~!horizon&term=Olympic+media+%5Belectronic+resource%5D+%3A+inside+the+biggest+show+on+television+%2F&index=ALLTITL

It's called, Olympic Media: Inside the Biggest Show on Television. It was written by Andrew C. Billings and published in 2008.

It can be found through the SWC Library’s Search the Library Catalog webpage. Just type in the title in the search box and you can find it in the results list.

This book highlights the media coverage of the modern Olympics. Olympic Media discusses how broadcast television produces the summer and winter Olympics for national and international audiences.

 Come to the Library to see more Olympics-related titles on display this month.


Review by Arnold Josafat, SWC Librarian

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New to SWC?

Join us for a brief tour of the Library!

Tours begin next week -- the full schedule is posted below. We'll meet in the Library lobby. See you there!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sad to see the Olympics end?


Stop by our display!

Can't get enough of Olympic news? The Library has access to books, e-books, articles, biographies, videos, and streaming videos. Learn more about the history of the Olympics, as well as topics such as Olympic athletes, venues, and sports. Curious about Rio? We have information about that too!

Visit our display on the third floor of the Library to learn more. See a book you want to check out? Simply ask a staff member for assistance.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Taking an Online Class?

Join us for a free, one-hour orientation!

Orientations are offered at the following times. No need to sign up, just be on time. See you there!
  • Monday, August 22: noon (L-244)
  • Monday, August 22: 5:30 pm (L-244)
  • Tuesday, August 23: 9 am (L-244)
  • Tuesday, August 23: noon (L-244)
  • Wednesday, August 24: noon (HEC San Ysidro Rm 5201)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Welcome to Fall Semester

We're glad you're here!

SWC Libraries are located at each of the four campus locations in Chula Vista, San Ysidro, National City, and Otay Mesa.

Have a question? We are happy to help!

See you at the Library.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Taking an Online Class?

Join us for a free orientation!

One-hour orientations for students taking online, hybrid, or web-enhanced classes are available beginning August 18. 

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

SWC Libraries Closed Aug 5 - 21

All SWC Libraries are closed August 5 - August 21, 2016 for intersession.

SWC Libraries open on Monday, August 22 for Fall Semester. See you then!