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SVC Library Services During Closure

How to Get Library Services and Research Assistance

Research Services

The Library is operating remotely during the COVID-19 emergency, and will be closed during Spring Quarter. We will be open on a limited basis starting April 7-10 to check out course-specific materials only. Watch this space for details. SVC Student Services has sent out a survey to students asking if they would like a laptop for Spring Quarter. The library is working to arrange for checkouts of student laptops and will provide more information soon.

To return materials that you have checked out, the Mount Vernon Campus Library has a book drop available behind the library, along the sidewalk.For laptops and other equipment, you may call security on the MV campus at 360-416-7777 to coordinate a drop off.

Students can return library materials to the Whidbey Island Campus Library by using the drop box located in the walkway between Hayes Hall and Oak Hall. The lower level parking lot provides easy access to drop off library material. If you want to return laptops or other equipment please email or call 360-679-5221 and leave a message and arrangements will be made.

Please note there may be a delay between the time you return it and the time it is checked in from your account because of remote operations.

Our library databases will still offer access to articles, streaming videos, and e-books. Log into them from home using your full SVC email address and password.

During these hours starting April 7 (Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 8 pm and Friday, 8 am - 5 pm), an SVC librarian will be available via chat to answer your questions. Use the chat box on the right to enter your email address and ask a question. After hours, this chat service is staffed 24/7 by librarians at other libraries in our international cooperative.

Email Us

Email will be monitored regularly.
Mount Vernon campus students:
Whidbey Island campus students:


You may leave a message at these numbers. They will be checked several times a day:
(360)416-784 for Research Assistance (360)416-7837 for assistance related to Circulation (renewing checked out materials, fines, etc).

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Circulation Services

You may renew your checked-out library materials by logging on to your library account. Use your full SVC email address and password to access your account. You may also email or

For Whidbey Island Campus students: call (360) 679-5322 or email

If you are unable to access your account to renew materials, please contact us. Overdue fines will be excused for WINTER AND SPRING QUARTERS.

We are planning to make some course materials available on a limited basis in Spring Quarter. Faculty, please fill out this form to arrange for Course Reserves. Because the library will be closed this quarter, we are only able to loan materials for a one-quarter checkout.

For up-to-date, reliable information on the coronavirus, please check the Library's Coronavirus Research Guide