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Last Updated: Dec 19, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Library Hours - Winter Holiday Break


Library Hours during Winter Holiday Break 2014-2015

12/15/2014 - 1/20/2015

Dec. 15-Dec. 19 - 9am-5pm

Dec. 20-Jan 4 - CLOSED

Jan 5-Jan 9 - 9am-5pm

Jan 10-Jan.11 - CLOSED

Jan 12-Jan 16 - 9am-5pm

Jan. 17-Jan 19 - CLOSED


Contact the Library

Questions, comments, recommendations


Phone: 775-881-7501



Main Circulation Desk phone: 775-881-7501


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).


Literati Academic Search Box

A new resource with a single search to discover a broad spectrum of sources for your topic.  Try "sustainability" as a example. Click here to open link to for Literati main page.


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



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. 


Recent New Materials

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American Savage - Dan Savage
Call Number: HQ 75.8 .S38 A3 2013
ISBN: 9780525954101
Publication Date: 2013

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American Gun - Chris Kyle; William Doyle
Call Number: TS 533.2 .K95 2013
ISBN: 9780062242716
Publication Date: 2013

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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia - Mohsin Hamid
Call Number: PS 3558 .A42169 H69 2013
ISBN: 9781594487293
Publication Date: 2013

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Equilateral - Ken Kalfus
Call Number: PS 3561 .A416524 E69 2013
ISBN: 1620400065
Publication Date: 2013

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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:


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