The college library is located in the center of campus for a reason. It is an activity hub for study, collaboration, social engagement, and support. While you may have used our spaces or browsed our website, you may not realize just how often fellow students, faculty, staff, and community also utilize the array of resources that SC4 Library offers. These numbers represent a brief snapshot of our patrons’ hard work and dedication in the pursuit of knowledge.
Fall 2017 Semester Library Statistics Snapshot
50,164 people through the library doors
5,280 questions answered by library staff and librarians
60,835 visits to the library website
Library research guides
16,168 views of research guide content
506 study sessions booked
Information literacy sessions
48 class sessions
869 students reached by IL class sessions
15,625 basic searches using OneSearch
825 books were checked out
8,899 ebooks were viewed online
15,471 journal articles viewed
4,478 streaming videos watched
197 textbook reserves checked out
Library workstations used for 63,634 hours
On behalf of the SC4 Library staff, thank you for keeping the library abuzz with activity. We look forward to supporting you through a busy remainder of the Winter semester.
Director of Library Services
Free College Day is returning Saturday, March 31, at St. Clair County Community College.
This 16th annual college-wide community outreach program offers a day of free hour-long classes between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on the college’s Port Huron campus.
Pre-registration starts online and by phone at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 12. Register online at www.sc4.edu/freecollege, or by phone 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday through March 30 by calling (810) 989-5709. People can register as a walk-in participant if space is available in the College Center on Saturday, March 31.
One-hour classes in many subjects for both children and adults are offered including science, technology, arts, and business. There also are drop-in sessions that require no registration; visit the SC4 Fieldhouse and walk the SC4 Tower, see the artwork at the SC4 Fine Arts Gallery, and check out the hands-on exhibits at the Nasr Natural Science Museum.
Presenters include SC4 faculty, staff and community members who will volunteer their time to share their expertise and experiences with the community.
Classes begin at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The cafeteria is open and you may pre-order a lunch or participants may bring their lunch.
The schedule of classes is available online at www.sc4.edu/freecollege.
Come see us at the library April 9-13 2018 to celebrate National Library Week. We'll have lots of fun activities, games, prizes, and giveaways.
On Tuesday April 10, 11 am - 1pm, we'll even have friendly dogs in the library ready to play and make your day a little brighter.
National Library Week Activities:
Dogs in the Library (Tuesday only, 11am-1pm)
Bells in the jar-Guessing Game
Book display on 20th Century Leaders
Special Fine Amnesty during National Library Week! Donate a snack item(s) to the Skippers Snack Box in exchange for a reduction in library fines!
Single item donation - $1.00 off your fines
Box of snacks - $5.00 off your fines
Maximum fine forgiven = $20.00
We accept only unopened, non-perishable, non-expired items such as snack bars, pretzels, fruit snacks, single-serve items such as easy mac and cheese, heat and serve noodles or soup, peanut butter and crackers, packets of nuts/trail mix, bottled water, etc.
The theme for this year's National Library Week is "Libraries Lead". Check out our resources for National Library Week, and read how you can get involved below.
"One randomly selected winner will receive from the ALA a $100 VISA gift card and a copy of "Firebird," the Coretta Scott King Award-winning book by Misty Copeland, 2018 National Library Week Honorary Chair. Library lovers can post to Twitter, Instagram, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page during National Library Week for a chance to win. Entries can be a picture, video, or text. Creativity is encouraged. Just be sure to include the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek and #LibrariesLead on your social media post for a chance to win.
Join in the fun. The promotion begins Sunday, April 8 at noon CT and ends Saturday, April 14 at noon CT. "
Image and Text: Courtesy American Library Association
We have a lot more new books than the few listed here-check out our New Books Pinterest Page for more!
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