About Us>>Services for Main Campus Learners
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
620.229.6127. You may also use the library's
toll-free number 1.866.734.1275.
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
Items owned by the library and most ebooks can be searched in
Reference ebooks and
ebooks, an entire print book converted
into an electronic format, are listed on their respective web pages.
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
Find an Article with a Citation to find an article when you only have
Finally, you can search the Internet to see if the article has been
archived and is available for free.
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.
eBooks are entire books that have been converted into electronic
format. They can be found in the library's
Catalog or under
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
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
You may request copies of items the library does not own.
E-mail or call (620.229.6312) if you have questions.
- Books (Undergraduate) - checkout for 3 weeks
- Books (Graduate) - checkout for semester
- Media such as DVDs & CDs - checkout for 1 week
Please return materials by their due dates. A $.10 fine will be
charged per day that an item is overdue. If an item isn't returned
after 3 overdue notices, a hard block will be placed on your
account. This prevents you from borrowing additional materials and
from receiving your grades/transcripts. The block will remain until
the material is returned or payment is received for another copy.
- 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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