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Welcome to the SBCC Luria Library!: Home

This guide provides links to library resources, tutorials for using the library, and information about how to get help.

Research Help

Live Chat (available during Luria Library open hours):

Phone: 805-730-4444


Zoom: make an appointment

In Person: stop by the Library on the West Campus during open hours

Book An Appointment With A Librarian

Schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian on Zoom for research help. We're happy to meet with you!

Get Do-It-Yourself Help Anytime

Your Library is Here For You!

Below are some highlights of the in-person and virtual resources and services the Luria Library offers. See the Hours and Maps page for when and where to find us!

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Study Spaces

Both quiet and collaborative study spaces, including reservable Study Rooms.


Pick up a Chromebook and/or calculator to borrow for the whole semester, or use the computers, printers, copiers, and/or scanners in the Library.

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On Sundays, Tutors from the Learning Resource Center are available to help in-person in the Library. Computer help is available every day from the Library's regular computer tutors and/or Librarians.


Borrow a physical copy of your textbook for 3 hours at a time at the Library Checkout Desk, or follow these instructions to get temporary access to a digital copy.

Books, Articles, and other Information Resources

The Library collection includes hundreds of thousands of print books, ebooks, online magazine and journal articles, videos, images, and other types of resources. To find information on your topic, search OneSearch or a specific library database. Watch the Intro to OneSearch video to get started, or ask a librarian for help at any point in the process!

a librarian and a student look at a computer monitor at the Luria Library Reference & Information deskHelp from a Librarian

Stop by the Reference & Information desk or use our Live Chat during open hours to get immediate help from a librarian. We can help with getting the campus resources you need, completing research assignments, thinking critically about information, and more. No question is too big or too small!

Do-It-Yourself Help

For DIY help, see our Get Help page, which includes links to Library Tutorials and Research Guides on a variety of topics. You can always use the live chat if you get stuck.

A Brief Tour of the Luria Library Website

The following video demonstrates where to find library search tools, help from librarians, do-it-yourself help like research guides and tutorials, and more on the Luria Library website. Get to the website homepage by selecting the Luria Library logo at the top of this page.

To save or print the information in the video, download the following document:

Why Use Library Search Tools When You Have Google?

The following video covers the differences between the surface web and deep web, what you can find through Google, what you can find through SBCC Luria Library databases and OneSearch, and how to get help with your research from a librarian: