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Hours & Directions

Summer Hours

Mon-Thu 7:30 am - 8:00 pm

Fri 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Off-Campus Access

Off-Campus access to many SCC Library resources is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff. Users unaffiliated with SCC should use NC LIVE.

When prompted, use your SCC username & password.

If you do not know your password, you may use the password reset site.

If you still have issues, please call the Help Desk at 386-3434.

A-Z Database List

Full list of subscription databases, including Articles, eBooks, Streaming Videos, & more.

A-Z Database List

Interlibrary Loan

If our library doesn't own an item, don't worry! We can usually borrow the material from another library - often at no cost to you! Delivery times will vary.  Contact Sebrina MabeCall Sebrina Mabe (336) 386-3459 Email Sebrina
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We have downloadable audio books on a variety of topics, including fiction, language learning, history, biography, classic literature, & more. Download our free OneClickdigital app for your iPhone, iPad, iPod, Kindle fire, or Android. 

Recorded Books will be hosting training webinars for library patrons. This webinar is offered several times. Select the date and time that works best for you here.

Citing Help

Dr Ski Chilton's Lecture

Dr Chilton Lecture

Dr Chilton Lecture

More than 40 people

More than 40 people

Lots of interesting questions

Lots of interesting questions

Books signed

Books signed

Dr Wright Introduction

Dr Wright Introduction

Our assistants

Our assistants

Our assistants

Our assistants

Book sale

Book sale

Dr. Chilton

Dr. Chilton

Signing Books

Signing Books

Signing Books

Signing Books

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Dr. Chilton's Pic

Books on Reserve

Saving Money Using the Library

How much do you save per Psychology paper when you use the library? 
At least $210. Check this out...

Save money using the library

We are very proud of him!

Alan Unsworth Receives Library Association Achievement Award

Alan Unsworth, Surry Community College’s Director of Academic Support and Research, received the North Carolina Community College Library Association’s (NCCCLA) Achievement Award during the NCCCLA’s annual conference held March 30-31 at Carteret Community College in Morehead City.

Read more

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Summer is Genealogy Time

Watch introduction video here

Summer is Genealogy Research Time

English paper research

Need articles for your English paper?

English & Literature Guide to Research at Surry Community College

Try these databases

JSTOR: Language and Literature Collection.

Literature Resource Center: Up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews.

LitFinder: Poems, poem citations and excerpts, short stories, essays, speeches, plays, biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.

Or go to our Research Guide for English & Literature

Very Short Introductions for almost everything

Oxfords very Short Introductions see list of titles

Oxford's Very Short Introductions offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History.

  • It is not simply a textbook of definition

  • It gives a readable evolution of the subject in question

Click here to see the full list of these helpful books. 

If we do not own a copy of the one you are interested in, let us know by submitting a request.

Research Companion

Good advice from ProQuestResearch Companion

Googling is quick, easy, and convenient and can yield a vast array of impressive results. But while the open web is a valuable resource for the kinds of information you look for day to day, it has serious limitations when you're doing research for a scholarly paper.

Click here to see more interesting videos.

Learn a new Language with Mango

Mango Languages

A language-learning software with over 70 world language courses and over 17 ESL/ELL courses, featuring an engaging user interface, voice comparison, fresh design, foreign language films, cultural anecdotes, and a user-friendly mobile app.

Brief intro | Tutorial

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Welcome 2018

Welcome: 2018 is going to be a good year.

New Resource: Cypress Resume

An easy-to-use résumé building tool with a built-in writing process and automatic formatting.

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Learn a new Language

Learn a new Language with our new app.
Engaging user interface, voice comparison, fresh design, foreign language films, cultural anecdotes, and a user-friendly mobile app.

Learn a new Language with our new app

Ask a member of the library staff

Graphic Books

Yes, we have good ones (Fiction and Non Fiction)

You can enjoy a fiction book, or learn something new from a non-fiction one, all with cool graphics and cartoons.

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Check our library display this week, or search in our online catalog for "graphic books".

Ask your librarian where to find them.

Final exam week - free coffee and cookies at the library

Book Sale Summer 2018

We are renovating our collection so we have some books on sale.  Get some books for your summer reading. There are books about Chemistry, Physics, Geology, technology, art, gardening, among others.

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Meet Our Staff: Sebrina Mabe

In addition to helping staff the reference desk, she handles all interlibrary loan requests through the Community College Libraries in North Carolina & the Online Computer Library Center.  She is also responsible for the Archives and the Carlos Surratt Genealogy Rooms.  Reference requests for special collections should be directed to her. Inquiries regarding archival donations or genealogy research are welcomed.

Contact Sebrina at

Library Website Tutorial

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Quickly learn how to research at SCC with our library website tutorial.

We will walk you through the process of finding high-quality information via our website and search tool, Summon, which brings together article, eBook, and video databases, plus our book collection -- all in one search box.

Meet Our Staff: Alan Unsworth

He manages the Academic Support Center on the 2nd level of the Library, where tutoring and paper-writing assistance are freely available for students. He also oversees library research on campus, and can be contacted for one-on-one research sessions or group sessions.

Please contact Alan at or 386-3317 if you have questions about tutoring or your research project.

New Tutorial

information literacy tutorialTry out our brand-new, professional library tutorial!

This easy-to-use tutorial will help you understand the difference between getting your information from a random website via Google or from a credible library-provided article, book, or ebook.

Meet Our Staff: Maria Luisa Saldarriaga Osorio

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She is responsible for cataloging and processing all of our new books & DVDs, and she also works on library marketing projects and manages our Facebook page. Maria Luisa recently received her graduate degree in library science and can assist you with research as well as word processing and spreadsheet questions.

Contact Maria Luisa at

Psychology Tutorial

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Try out our new psychology research tutorial.

This online tool will help guide you through the process of finding information about famous psychologists and important psychological theories.

It just takes a few minutes, and you'll be all set to do quality research at SCC.

Meet Our Staff: Lindsay Jester

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She can help you with all issues related to your library account, including checking books and DVDs in and out, handling fines and/or overdue issues, and answer most questions about our library. A recent graduate of UNC-G, Lindsay has plans to also attend graduate school for a library science degree.

Contact Lindsay at

Meet Our Staff: Dr. David Wright

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Dr. David Wright is the Associate Dean of Learning Resources and oversees the SCC Library. David handles all administrative functions, orders materials for the library, answers research and library-related questions, works closely with SCC faculty and administration, and teaches library instruction sessions.

Contact David at or 386-3252.

Meet our Staff

Alan Unsworth

Alan Unsworth

Director, Academic Support & Research

David Wright

Associate Dean of Learning Resources

Lindsay Jester

Lindsay Jester

Library Technical Assistant

Lou Ann Hunter

Lou Ann Hunter

Evening Librarian

Sebrina Mabe

Sebrina Mabe

Reference Assistant

Samantha Evans

Samantha Evans

Library Assistant, Circulation

Tammy Dockery

Tammy Dockery

Evening Circulation Assistant

New Resource

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BoardVitals is a powerful exam review tool which includes practice tests with detailed explanations to help prep for the NCLEX RN, NCLEX PN, Surgical Tech Exam, & ARRT Radiography Exam.


Helping you is our job and we love it

Helping you is our job and we love it!

Hours Week May 15

Hours Week of May 15 - 19, 2017

Monday - Thursday

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  No evening hours


7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Summer Hours Will start on Monday, May 22, 2017

Eclipse 2017

Eclipse from Space on Stream, thanks to Southwestern Community College. This is a safe way to enjoy such an amazing event.

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Halloween at the Library

Halloween in the Library 2017

Happy Halloween 2017

We had to dress her up

Our Halloween Decorations

Our Halloween Decorations

Tell us what you are reading

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Physical Therapy Guide for Research at Surry Community College

Visit the Physical Therapy Research Guide here

If you need more help contact us or chat with a librarian (24/7)

Physical Therapy A Guide for Research at Surry Community College




Christmas Books display

Christmas Books Display in the library

Christmas Movies

Christmas Movies

New Resource! AutoMate

Our new resource EBSCO AutoMate gives users authoritative and up-to-date auto repair and service information on more than 38,000 vehicles.

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New Resource: NoveList Plus

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Library New Service!

It will be available at the Reference Desk, we have suitable cables for iPhones and Androids.

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Final papers due soon?

Final papers due soon?

3 steps to getting a good score:

  1. Format: check the format of your paper using our MLA, APA or Turabian sample papers.
  2. Proofread: go to the Writing Lab to get help writing your paper.
  3. Cite: get help in the Library with your References or Works Cited page.

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Merry Christmas

It's not over!

Citation Assistance Still Available

Even though citation workshops are over, we still can help you.

Come to the library and ask for Alan or Maria.


Research and Citation Drop-In Help Fall 2017

Citation Drop-in Help Fall 2017

Research Guides

Research Guides

SIRS Knowledge Source

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Meet our Staff

Meet our Staff

46 New Databases!

New Resources Fall 2017

October New Books and DVDs

Films on Demand

Free Streaming Videos - Films on Demand

Literature Resource Center

Literature Resources Center

Literature Resource Center

Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.


RB Digital Audio Books and Ebooks


Downloadable audio books on a variety of topics, including language learning, history, biography, classic literature, & more. Compatible with most iPods and WMA compatible MP3 players.

Find Education e-books online

Credo Reference

Reference entries from over 650 encyclopedias and dictionaries. Credo covers every major subject from the world's best publishers of reference material.

Find Education e-books online


Culinary Arts Collection

Thanksgiving is in a few weeks, surprise your family and friends with a recipe from the Culinary Arts Collection, one of our new databases. 

Culinaty Arts Collection

The Culinary Arts Collection offers a smorgasbord of information—more than five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content from Delmar such as About Wine, Introduction to Catering, Advanced Bread and Pastry, and Eat Fit Be Fit.


Early Childhood Research Guide

Merry Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

Free Coffee in the library!

Free Coffee in the library!

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Consumer Reports

***New Resources***

Students, Faculty and Staff now have access to this very helpful magazine.  If you are buying a new computer/tablet/phone for this semester, this is a must see, it will save you money and time.

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Practice Tests

Testing & Education Reference Center LogoBasic Skills / High School / College Prep / Career / Grad School / International

The Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC)

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New Resource: Cypress Resume

Resume Builder in 3 steps

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Resume Builder

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An easy-to-use résumé building tool with a built-in writing process and automatic formatting.

Career Exploration

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Career Exploration

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Looking for a Summer Job?

If you are looking for a Summer Job and you don't have your resume ready, you should try our new free tool to build your resume. 

With Cypress Resume you can get it done in only 3 steps.

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If you need help, come to the library and we will walk you through.

Most In-Demand Jobs 2018

Most In-Demand Jobs 2018
Plan your Future with
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Jobs listed here have been selected from those occupations projected to add the most new employees through 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Ferguson's Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource for career exploration and planning that allows users to quickly find the valuable career information they need, whether it’s industry and professions articles, school planning resources, or skills and career advice.

Come to the library we can walk you through.

Something else...






Learn a new language

Library Thing

Discover the SCC library

Discover the library

Salem Witch Trials

We have selected some resources about the Salem Witch Trials, check this out. 
Also, if you need some primary sources, you might find out our PRIMARY SOURCES guide a very useful resource.

A trialk to New Library Resources

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Research Guides Best Bets

Visit the link below to view specialized guides for researching your subject area.

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Coffee and Cookies


Best Young Adult Books 2018

Library's Power Tools

SAT Prep QR Code

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New Collection Small Business Center

Surry County Digitale Heritage



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Book a computer

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