2019-2020 Catalog

Library

The D’Arcy McNickle Library is the hub for information resources and library instruction, supporting the research needs of students and faculty at Salish Kootenai College. The Library, a Government Depository, serves also as the Tribal Library for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) and all residents of the Flathead Reservation. Library patrons include SKC students, faculty, staff, and Reservation residents. A special effort is made to collect all materials relating to the Tribes’ history and culture. These materials are found in the CSKT Special Tribal Collection. The Library website and online catalog http://skclibrary.skc.edu/ provide access to a wide selection of databases, full text books, and government documents. The Library provides Internet access, Interlibrary loan, and Class Reserves. Computers in the library provide access to the online catalog, electronic materials, and the Internet. A wireless Internet Hotspot is accessible throughout the library. Patrons can renew and place holds on items, and check their records through the Internet. Hours during school sessions are: Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During term breaks library hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Library is located on campus between the Three Wolves Deli and the North Parking Lot. Library Instruction, both formal and informal, in the use of the library’s resources, electronic, media, and print is provided by Professional Librarians. The Library Learning Lab is available for instructional presentations by library staff and school faculty.

Library Materials include over 50,000 books, periodicals, DVDs, Music CDs, Videos, Audio Books, and CD-ROMs. The Library’s membership in regional, state, and national library cooperatives such as the University of Montana Libraries Shared Catalog, OCLC World Catalog, LVIS (Libraries Very Interested in Sharing), Montana Library Network Databases, and Lonesome Doc programs complement the library’s endeavors.

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