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Too busy with school to find that special someone?

Throw caution to the wind and come into the library to pick up a BLIND DATE... with a book!

(Have a crush on a book that you think others would enjoy? Write up a 'personals ad' for it and we'll put it on the market ;))



February is National Black History Month

Begley Library has a large, varied collection of resources on African American History and Culture.  Since the earliest days of the College, Begley Library has collected books by and about The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as African American History.

For the month of February, the Library is hosting two book displays: one on Dr. King in the glass case outside of the Library, and the other on the carousel in the Library entrance.  Books and DVDs on display are available for borrowing.  Please ask staff at the Help Desk for assistance. In addition, subject guides to Begley Library’s African American resources are available on the display carousel in the Library.

Did aliens build the pyramids?

What is a trustworthy source of information, and how do you know if you’ve found one? Learn how in this presentation! (And learn the truth about the aliens...)

Date: Wednesday, February 21

Time: 12:00

Place: Begley 221 (upstairs in the library)

Your birthday!

What happened on the day you were born? Most of us don’t have a clue! If you’re even a little curious, join us for a fun session to investigate “What happened on the day I was born?” A brief introduction to historical research and how to use the Historical New York Times database will be provided. This workshop is a fun introduction to using primary sources. It is targeted to history students, or any student interested in using primary sources.

Date: Thursday, February 22

Time: 12:30

Place: Begley 221 (upstairs in the library)

Learn to use Word!

Fonts! Margins! Double-spacing!

If you’re not quite sure about any of these things, this workshop is for you. In half an hour you can get familiar with the basics of Microsoft Word and learn a few extra tricks to make formatting your papers quick and easy.

Date: Monday, February 26

Time: 12:00

Place: Begley 221 (upstairs in the library)


Date: Tuesday, February 27

Time: 12:30

Place: Begley 221 (upstairs in the library)

Human Library

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Begley Library will be hosting its first Human Library. In a Human Library “real people are on loan to readers” to challenge stereotypes and prejudice through dialogue.

ask for us at the main desk

Math Principles for Food Service Occupations textbook
You May Ask Yourself textbook
Elementary Statistics textbook
College Physics textbook
Professional Cooking textbook
Basic Chemistry textbook
Introductory Chemistry Essentials textbook
Anatomy & Physiology textbook
Business Law Today textbook
Looking for a textbook?

More textbooks are in the library catalog.

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Library Hours

 Day Open Close
Monday 7:45 am 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:45 am 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:45 am 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:45 am 9:00 pm
Friday 7:45 am 4:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am 4:45 pm

Library computers shut down 15 minutes before the library closes.

Ask Us 24/7

CALL US: (518) 381-1235


Click on the database you want to use, and enter your SCCC login and password when prompted.
Look up your username and password here.
You will need your 9-digit SCCC ID number. This is found on your SCCC class schedule and on your SCCC ID card.
You will also need your PIN. For first-time users, your PIN is your date of birth in the format MMDDYY.
Call the SCCC Help Desk at: (518) 381-1487 or email:
We have some, but not all textbooks. Search the library catalog by author or title to see if we have the one you need.