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Ask Questions, Get Answers
Librarians are available to help you with your research and questions. The library tries to respond to all emails within 1 business day. Please email or call Alicia Lillich 620.229.6127. You may also use the library's toll-free number 1.866.734.1275

Instruction on Library Services and Tools
You can arrange to have an instruction session for a class by contacting Alicia Lillich 620.229.6127.

Materials from the library's collection or from your personal library can be placed on reserve for students. Contact us about reserves. Textbooks and other required materials for a course and interlibrary loan materials cannot be placed on reserve because of copyright law.

Accessing Online Services
All the online services such as ebooks and databases can be accessed off-campus 24/7.

Because the library pays for most of the online services, they are password protected. When prompted, you will need to enter your Southwestern learner ID number and last 5 digits of your social security number (or last 5 digits of your SC learner ID number) as your password.

SC ID numbers and passwords are updated every weekday. Therefore, there may be a lag time over weekends before your ID number will work to open the databases. If you have problems logging in, please email tech support.

Find Articles from Journals, Magazines, Newspapers & Books
Databases listed under Find Articles index articles on various topics. Some have only citations and abstracts while others provide the full text article. Although the information is accessed on the Internet, they are not web pages but actual journal, magazine, and/or newspaper articles.

Items owned by the library and most ebooks can be searched in the SC Catalog.

Reference ebooks and ebooks, an entire print book converted into an electronic format, are listed on their respective web pages.

Online Full Text Articles
If the database provides full text articles, you simply need to click on the hyperlink to retrieve it. If the database does not have full text, you may need to use the "Link to Full Text" hyperlinks to access it through another database.

Another method to retrieve full-text articles is to search Find Full Text Periodicals. Search by the title of the periodical to find if full text is carried in a database. Use Find an Article with a Citation to find an article when you only have the citation.

Finally, you can search the Internet to see if the article has been archived and is available for free. Google and Resource Library are two of the best search engines for this.

If the above methods fail, contact a librarian for assistance or request the article through Interlibrary Loan. more information

Borrowing Privileges

  • Books - checkout for semester
  • Media such as DVDs & CDs - checkout for 1 week
  • Other materials may also be checkout. Please ask at the circulation desk for additional information.

Interlibrary Loan
You may request copies of items the library does not own. more information

E-mail or call (620.229.6312) if you have questions.


  • Black & White Copies - $.15 per page
  • Color Copies - $.40 per page
  • Faxes - US number $1.50 per page
  • Faxes - International number $3.00 per page
  • Blank CDs - price depends on type
  • Transparencies - $.50 each
  • Comb Binding - price depends on size

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