Frequently Asked Questions


 Where are the database passwords?

  • Database passwords are on the SBVC Library Resources page in Canvas.
  • Click the blue Database Passwords button on the SBVC Library homepage or on any of the research guides.
  • If you do not have access to Canvas, please contact the library.

How do I contact the library?

  • The library's contact information is on the SBVC Library homepage.

When is the library open?

  • The library's current hours are on the SBVC Library homepage.
  • You can visit the library on campus or meet with a librarian online via the Drop-In Zoom.
  • If the library is closed, you can chat with an academic librarian via the Ask Us 24/7 Chat button.

Does the library have my textbooks?

  • Textbooks are available from the SBVC Bookstore. Bookstore hours and contact information are listed on the Store News & Hours page.
  • We do carry a few textbooks. Contact Library Circulation at 909-384-4448 or visit the SBVC Library homepage for more contact information.
  • If your professor says there is a book on reserve for your class, contact Library Circulation at 909-384-4448 or visit the SBVC Library homepage for more contact information.

Is there online access to the library?

  • You can access the library's online resources from home. Visit the SBVC Library homepage to get research help by meeting with a librarian on Drop-In Zoom.
  • From the SBVC Library homepage, click Start Research to access the library’s Research Guides for full-text online access to academic articles, newspaper and magazine articles, background and reference articles, film and video, and more. Click Start Research again to go to database search access.

What services does the library offer?

  • If you're on campus, you can come to the library to check out a Chromebook; check out a book; get help with research and online resources; use a computer; print or make copies; use a study room for group work; relax.
  • If you're at home, you can access the library's resources -- and contact a librarian for help -- from the SBVC Library homepage. The library's Drop-In Zoom link is a great place to start your research and get your questions answered.
  • If the library is closed, you can chat with an academic librarian via the 24/7 Chat Ask Us button.

How much do printing and copying cost?

  • Black and white prints and copies are 10 cents per page.
  • Color prints and copies are 50 cents per page.

Does the library check out Chromebooks?

  • Yes! All current SBVC students can check out a Chromebook to keep while they're enrolled. To request a Chromebook, fill out the form on the SBVC Library homepage or walk into the library and visit the Circulation Desk. Return Chromebooks to the circulation desk as well.

I want to learn more. Are there library workshops?

  • Yes! The library offers a general introduction to library services at the 30-minute Meet the Library workshop, every Monday and Tuesday at noon. Visit the SBVC Library homepage to join.
  • The Writing Center and Library offer a 1-hour Research Breakdown workshop. Visit Writing Center Workshops to sign up.

I forgot to return a library book. What are the fines?

  • Currently, the library is not charging late fees. You can return library books at the book drops in Parking Lot 1 and in front of the library or at the Circulation desk.