Library FAQ

What are your hours?
During the school year, the Carpenter Library (OCH) is open Monday-Thursday 7:45 am-7:30 pm. The Horne Library (LLP) is open Monday-Thursday 7:45am-5:30pm. Both libraries are open Friday 7:45 am-3 pm. During the summer, our hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 am-6 pm. Hours vary for holidays and other special occasions.

How do I check out library books?
All you need is your library card to check out books. Your SPCC ID badge is also your library card. To activate it or to have an ID badge created, visit either campus library and we will put you in our system.

How long can I keep books?
Books are loaned for two weeks. They can be renewed unless someone has requested them.

Do you have DVDs?
Yes, we get DVDs as often as we can. You can borrow them for two days. You can also stream movies from NC LIVE.

Is there a quiet place in the library to study?
Yes, there are quiet places to study. Carpenter Library (OCH) has two quiet study rooms and the Horne Library (Polkton) has three. These can be reserved by faculty and students. You can reserve these rooms in person, by email or over the phone. Because of the limited number of rooms it is best to make an appointment. Additionally, we care about your input.  If you have a problem with the noise level or anything else at either of our libraries, please talk to a library employee.  We will remedy the situation to the best of our ability. 

Do you have laptops that can be checked out for use off campus?
We sure do. Both libraries have laptops available to take home. We have some laptops that can be borrowed for the entire semester, and some that are available for one week at a time. The laptops are available on a first come, first serve basis. We do have a wait list available for the weekly laptops.

Where do I get my college ID made?
Both campus libraries now make college ID’s. Stop by any time during our hours of operation to have one made.

Where do I get a parking pass?
Stop by either library to get a parking pass. When you have your ID made, a pass will be given to you at that time.

Can I print in color at the library?
Absolutely. Our printer can make color, as well as black and white copies.

Can I scan a picture or document?
Yes! There is a scanner available at each campus library. Stop by the front desk for assistance in using it.

Is there wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) in the library?
The libraries have Wi-Fi access and comfortable seating for you to sit with your laptop. The wireless network you want to use is called SPCC_Guest. If you have any trouble accessing this network, ask someone at the front desk for help.

How do I get in touch with specific library staff members?
View the library staff directory.