Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Library Hours



SWC Library Hours
August 21 - December 8, 2017

Chula Vista Campus Library
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 9 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 2 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
Sunday: Closed



HEC - Otay Mesa Library
Monday: 9 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 11 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 11 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC - San Ysidro Library
Monday : 2 pm - 6 pm
Tuesday: 2 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday: 11 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC - National City Library
Monday: 8 am - 1 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 12 pm
Wednesday: 3 pm - 6 pm
Thursday: 12 pm - 2 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed



Monday, August 21, 2017

Welcome to Fall Semester!

We're glad you're here!



Staff at our four locations at Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and San Ysidro are ready to help you get started on an excellent fall semester!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Monday! Partial Solar Eclipse

In San Diego, the partial solar eclipse begins at 9:07 am. The eclipse will end at 11:47 am.
 

Warning! Never look directly at the sun during an eclipse without proper eye protection. 


It is not safe to look at an eclipse with regular sunglasses. DO NOT look at it through the camera lens on your phone without eye protection.

Here are some options to safety observe the sun during an eclipse:

 



Stop by the Library on Monday morning and view our display about the Solar Eclipse. Free solar eclipse glasses will be handed out at our Welcome Table (while supplies last). We also will have "out of this world" treats to keep you energized on your first day of classes.


 


 



Friday, August 18, 2017

Free Orientations for Online Students


Taking an online or hybrid class for the first time? Join us for an orientation! We also have online Zoom sessions, face-to-face orientations, and drop in help labs.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

SWC Libraries closed Aug 4-20



SWC Libraries are closed August 4 - August 20, 2017 for intersession. Fall semester hours begin on Monday, August 21. 

Enjoy your summer -- we'll see you at the Library soon!



Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Romance in the air?

August is Romance Awareness Month

Stop by the SWC Library to see our display on the third floor.
"Give your relationship an annual wellness check-up."









Books on display are available for check out with your SWC photo ID card. Just ask a staff member for assistance!



Friday, July 28, 2017

Library Hours - Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and San Ysidro

Have a question? Ask a librarian!



SWC Library Hours
June 5 - August 4, 2017

Chula Vista Campus Library
Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 6 pm
Friday - Sunday: Closed



HEC Otay Mesa Library

Monday: 8 am - 2 pm
Tuesday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday: 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC San Ysidro Library

Monday: 9 am - 12 pm
Tuesday: 1 pm - 4 pm
Wednesday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Thursday: 9  am - 12 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC National City Library

Monday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 12 pm
Wednesday: 9 am - 12 pm
Thursday: 4 pm - 6 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed



Thursday, July 27, 2017

Check It Out



by Angie Thomas
Call Number: New Books Leisure Reading 3859


Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.


But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. -- Review from Publisher

This book and other books in the New Book Area are available for four-week check out with your SWC photo ID card!

Have a question? Ask a librarian!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ready for that final push?

We're here to help!


SWC Library Hours
June 5 - August 4, 2017



Chula Vista Campus Library
Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 6 pm
Friday - Sunday: Closed



HEC Otay Mesa Library

Monday: 8 am - 2 pm
Tuesday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday: 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC San Ysidro Library

Monday: 9 am - 12 pm
Tuesday: 1 pm - 4 pm
Wednesday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Thursday: 9  am - 12 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC National City Library

Monday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 12 pm
Wednesday: 9 am - 12 pm
Thursday: 4 pm - 6 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed



Monday, July 17, 2017

Going to Comic-Con?

Check out our comics at the Library!

We have graphic novels, memoirs, nonfiction, and even books about creating your own graphic work. Graphic works can be checked out for four weeks with your SWC photo ID card.

Browse some of the Library's graphic works collection here.
 



Looking for something specific? Ask a librarian!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Library closed?



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24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Presidency

The U.S. Presidency


Are you interested in knowing more about past United States Presidents? Here is a very brief selection of books at the Library -- we have many more. Just ask a librarian for assistance!





by Tim Weiner
Henry Holt and Company, 2015
Call Number: E856 .W425 2015

Draws on recently declassified documents to chronicle one of the most disastrous presidencies in U.S. history, presenting a portrait of a brilliant man overcome by his deep insecurities and his distrust of his cabinet, Congress, and the American people. -- Publisher



by Robert Dallek
Oxford University Press, 2011
Call Number: E842 .D284 2011

Based upon the definitive biography, John F. Kennedy offers readers a concise, authoritative, and highly readable life of one of our best-loved presidents.-- Publisher



by Jimmy Carter
Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 2010
Call Number: E873 .A335 2010
The edited, annotated diary of President Jimmy Carter--filled with insights into his presidency, his relationships with friends and foes, and his lasting impact on issues that still preoccupy America and the world.-- Publisher

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Time to get some work done?

We're here to help!


SWC Library Hours
June 5 - August 4, 2017



Chula Vista Campus Library
Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 6 pm
Friday - Sunday: Closed



HEC Otay Mesa Library

Monday: 8 am - 2 pm
Tuesday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday: 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC San Ysidro Library

Monday: 9 am - 12 pm
Tuesday: 1 pm - 4 pm
Wednesday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Thursday: 9  am - 12 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed




HEC National City Library

Monday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 12 pm
Wednesday: 9 am - 12 pm
Thursday: 4 pm - 6 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed



Monday, July 10, 2017

Check It Out

July is National Ice Cream Month!

Did you know in the library’s print collection there's a great title honoring this theme to check out?

http://swcclibrary.swccd.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=JM9875798I817.30541&profile=main--4&uri=link=3100007~!231831~!3100001~!3100002&aspect=subtab13&menu=search&ri=4&source=~!horizon&term=Reagan+%3A+the+life+%2F&index=ALLTITL

Reagan: The Life
Author: H.W. Brands
Publisher: Doubleday, 2015
Call Number:  E877 .B73 2015 
This title is currently in display case -- ask staff for assistance to check it out.

Reagan: The Life presents a biography of President Ronald Reagan. The author, H.W. Brands, discusses Reagan's personal life before his presidency and his political life during the presidency.

Brands also discusses some of President Reagan’s political actions, like Proclamation 5219 establishing in 1984 that July is National Ice Cream Month. Ice cream and dairy manufacturers continue to market this theme today.

 Come to the library to see more National Ice Cream Month-related titles on display.

Cheers!

Friday, July 07, 2017

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

National Ice Cream Month

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July



July is National Ice Cream Month and the Library is celebrating with a display about all things ice cream!

After you have that scoop of mint chocolate chip on a sugar cone, stop by the third floor of the Library to see a display of books available for check out on this topic. We also have full-text articles and streaming videos available.









Monday, July 03, 2017

Closed for 4th of July


All SWC Libraries are closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

Libraries resume regular summer hours on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

Have a safe and happy holiday!