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Last Updated: Feb 17, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Library Hours

Library Hours - Spring 2017

8/22/2016 - 12/16/2016 

Mon-Thur - 8am-10pm

Fri - 8am-4pm

Sat - 11am-4pm

Sun - Noon-10pm

Closed February 20, March 11-18


Contact the Library

Questions, comments, recommendations


Phone: 775-881-7501



Main Circulation Desk phone: 775-881-7501

Dr. Betts Markle, Library Director 775-881-7511

Marsha Tejeda, Library Assistant 775-831-1314. x7512


Free Wi-fi

Wi-fi is available through the campus including the library. 


Community Users

Community members beyond the SNC campus are welcome to use the library services.  A simple registration is required and all we ask is that you be responsible for materials you borrow.  Public access computers and free wi-fi are available within the Prim Library.  Copies can be made for a small fee. 



There are 10 public access computers in the library.  They all run on a PC platform with Windows 7 and Office 2013.  Twoe printer/copy machines are available in the library.  One black and white and one color copier is available.   Copy cards can be purchased at the library circulation desk.  Copies are $0.05 each with cards available for $1.00 (20).


Flipster - Try it; it's new

Full-text magazines.  Back issues are also available.  For off-site access to Flipster titles, use the link here. Flipster Titles

Browse the full collection of magazine titles

Library Catalogs

If you find something you need that resides at a library other than SNC, you will need to contact the SNC library staff to arrange an interlibrary loan.  This type of loan usually takes a few days to travel through the mail. 


Reference Assistance

Professional library assistance is available for all questions, from basic to complex research questions.  Drop-in assistance will be provided whenever possible.  Please ask at the circulation desk if you need help with reference questions.  If you would like to make an appointment for a librarian, please email:


Where is it on the shelf?

Library books are organized by subject, using the Library of Congress Subject Classification.

To see how the Library of Congress classifies language and literature, view this site: Library of Congress Classification Outline


Recent New Materials

Cover Art
Vaccine Nation - Elena Conis
Call Number: RA 638 .C66 2015
ISBN: 9780226923765
Publication Date: 2014
While vaccination rates have soared and cases of preventable infections have plummeted, an increasingly vocal cross section of Americans have questioned the safety and necessity of vaccines. In Vaccine Nation, Elena Conis explores this complicated history and its consequences for personal and public health.

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Radioactive - Lauren Redniss
Call Number: QD 22 .C79 R39 2011
ISBN: 9780061351327
Publication Date: 2010
Presents the professional and private lives of Marie and Pierre Curie, examining their personal struggles, the advancements they made in the world of science, and the issue of radiation in the modern world.

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BiblioTech - John Palfrey
Call Number: Z 674.75 .I58 P38 2015
ISBN: 9780465040605
Publication Date: 2015
"Libraries today are more important than ever. More than just book repositories, libraries can become bulwarks against some of the most crucial challenges of our age: unequal access to education, jobs, and information. In BiblioTech, educator and technology expert John Palfrey argues that anyone seeking to participate in the 21st century needs to understand how to find and use the vast stores of information available online. And libraries, which play a crucial role in making these skills and information available, are at risk. In order to survive our rapidly modernizing world and dwindling government funding, libraries must make the transition to a digital future as soon as possible-by digitizing print material and ensuring that born-digital material is publicly available online. Not all of these changes will be easy for libraries to implement. But as Palfrey boldly argues, these modifications are vital if we hope to save libraries and, through them, the American democratic ideal. "-- Provided by publisher.

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Ghost World - Daniel Clowes
Call Number: PN 6727 .C56 G46 2004
ISBN: 9781560974277
Publication Date: 2001
The story of Enid and Rebecca, teenage friends facing the unwelcome prospect of adulthood and the future of their complicated relationship. One of the best-selling and critically-acclaimed graphic novels of all-time telling the story of two supremely ironic, above-it-all teenagers facing the thrilling uncertainty of life after high school. As they attempt to carry their life-long friendship into a new era, the careful dynamics of their inseparable bond are jolted, and what seemed like a future of endless possibilities looks more like an encroaching reality of strip malls, low-paying service jobs and fading memories.

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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan service allows you to obtain articles or borrow books from other libraries.  Some of our databases allow direct requests through the database interface.  The online catalog allows holds to be placed using your library barcode number.  Other requests may be emailed directly to:



Books circulate for 4 weeks and DVD/VHS circulate for 1 week. 

Reserve items are for IN LIBRARY USE ONLY and need to be checked out

Renewal – Items may be renewed in person, by telephone, by email, or by accessing your library account online.  Instructions are available at the circulation desk.

Fines – Most overdue fines are forgiven, but we will send you up to 3 overdue notices and then a bill for the replacement cost of the item or items.  Your registration and transcripts may be delayed if you keep materials over the borrowing period. 


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