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SouthShore Library: Information and Services: SS Library Services

Library Services

Reference Appointments
Contact a reference librarian to make an appointment for reference and research assistance.

Ask a Librarian
Chat & Email Reference Service.

InterLibrary Loans
If HCC SouthShore Library doesn't have what you are looking for, let us help locate your desired materials!

Reciprocal Borrowing
With a current HCC ID/Library card, students & faculty will be allowed to check out books from USF or any other state university system library. 

Leisure Collections
The library has collections of bestsellers.

Reserve Materials
Faculty may reserve items for their classes at the circulation desk in the library. Reserve items may be used by students in the library only. Availability of course textbooks is based on yearly funding from SGA. While we try to request as many textbooks as we can, there is no guarantee that we have every textbook available. 

Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance


Checking Out Materials

  • You must present your HCC library card to check out materials.
  • Patrons are fully responsible for all materials borrowed with the card.
  • Magazines, journals and newspapers may be used in the library only. 
  • Circulating books may be renewed if no request has been made to borrow the book. You can check your library account online at My Account.
  • Overdue notices will be sent via Hawkmail. You will be responsible for the cost of unreturned library materials.
  • Students who fail to return overdue materials will have a hold placed on their academic records for the full value of non-returned items
  • Reference Books may be used in the library only.
  • Items placed on reserve may be used in the library only.