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Last Updated: Nov 8, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Library Hours

Library Hours - Fall 2017

8/21/2017 - 12/17/2017 

Mon-Thurs: 8am-9pm

Fri: 8am-4pm

Sat: 11am-4pm

Sun: Noon-9pm

Closed Dec. 18, 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018


Contact the Library

Questions, comments, recommendations


Phone: 775-881-7501



Main Circulation Desk Phone:

Dani Porter-Lansky, Librarian 775-881-7511

Marsha Tejeda, Library Assistant 775-881-7412


Free Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available on the SNC campus including the Prim Library. 


Community Users

Community members beyond the SNC campus are welcome to use Prim 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. Copies can be made for a small fee. 



There are 10 public access computers in the Library. They run on a PC platform with Windows 7 and Office 2013.  Two printer/copy machines are available, one black and white and one color copier.  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
Captured - Sheldon Whitehouse; Melanie Wachtell Stinnet
Call Number: JK 467 .W54 2017
ISBN: 9781620972076
Publication Date: 2017
"In Captured, U.S. Senator and former federal prosecutor Sheldon Whitehouse offers an eye-opening take on what corporate influence looks like today from the Senate Floor, adding a first-hand perspective to Jane Mayer's Dark Money."-- Provided by publisher

Cover Art
Trans* in College - Kristen A. Renn (Foreword by); Z. Nicolazzo; Stephen John Quaye (Afterword by)
Call Number: LC 2574.6 .N52 2017
ISBN: 9781620364567
Publication Date: 2016
"This is both a personal book that offers an account of the author's own trans* identity and a deeply engaged study of trans* collegians that reveals the complexities of trans* identities, and how these students navigate the trans* oppression present throughout society and their institutions, create community and resilience, and establish meaning and control in a world that assumes binary genders. This book is addressed as much to trans* students themselves -- offering them a frame to understand the genders that mark them as different and to address the feelings brought on by the weight of that difference -- as it is to faculty, student affairs professionals, and college administrators, opening up the implications for the classroom and the wider campus. This book not only remedies the paucity of literature on trans* college students, but does so from a perspective of resiliency and agency. Rather than situating trans* students as problems requiring accommodation, this book problematizes the college environment and frames trans* students as resilient individuals capable of participating in supportive communities and kinship networks, and of developing strategies to promote their own success." --Amazon.


2017 Common Read

Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa

Library Guides

Additional guides prepared to guide you to authoritative and high quality resources.


Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan services 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 DVDs 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 phone, email, or by accessing your 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, followed by a bill for the replacement cost of the item/items.  Your registration and transcripts may be delayed if you keep materials over the borrowing period. 


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