The abundance of resources inside a college library can be a valuable lifeline for student scholars.
In addition to the thousands of printed and digital materials available on site, Salt Lake Community College Libraries have added new features to expand their capabilities.
Search and research
SLCC Libraries host extensive electronic resources for academic use. Students can log in and browse databases, encyclopedias, journals and more. Students can also search for information on what hardcopy books are at which libraries.
For more course-specific information, librarians have compiled SLCC Lib Guides which contain a large amount of research material. One of the services students can take advantage of is free access to the New York Times.
SLCC is making advances with other universities to further assist students with availability of information.
Inter-library loans provide students, faculty, and staff with access to a large amount of information not available at a SLCC library. The program allows individuals to borrow research materials, including articles, catalogs, research papers, books and other materials from other state university libraries.
“SLCC students can take their OneCard to any college or university library in the state and check out their resources, use their computers, and have access to their library as if they were a student at that school,” says Zack Allred, the assistant director for Instruction & Liaison Services.
Anyone who uses the system must follow specific guidelines to avoid penalty.
Students can reserve course materials through the library in hard copy or online.
Hard copy course reserves can be rented for four hours at a time and almost all of these books must remain in the library. Electronic reserves differ from hard copies because they are instructor-specific and available online. Students can use the online portal provided by the library to access these materials.
SLCC students can now receive help from a librarian through their phone by texting “Elie” and their question to 801-770-0996. A librarian will reply to the text with an answer.
Allred says the new feature is another way for the librarians to assist the SLCC community.
“Librarians are available to meet with students, faculty, staff and anyone else who has questions about research, information, books, films, or anything else,” he adds.
Anyone who wants more information about SLCC library services can call or visit their nearest library location.