Library FAQs

Library FAQs

How do I log in to the computers?

Your StarID and password are used to log into the computers.

How do I save my documents?

The computers in the Library and Student Center are set to delete any changes or items saved to the desktop upon logging off. To save a document for retrieval later you can upload your file(s) to OneDrive in Office 365, the Locker in D2L, or to a flash drive. To store your file(s) in OneDrive, select the Student Email link on the SCTCC home page. Sign into your email account and select OneDrive in the Navigation Bar at the top, right. You can drag and drop files into this area, or select Upload to browse for files. To store your file(s) in the D2L Locker sign into D2L, select the Materials menu and then select Locker. Select Upload Files and in the dialog box you can either drag and drop files into the designated area, or select Upload to browse for files.

How do I print my documents?

Once you send your print job to a printer, go to the print station and log in with your StarID and password. Select your print job(s) and swipe your Cyclone ID card to print. After your initial 100 free pages, you will be charged a fee for printing.

How do I search for books and audiovisual materials?

You may search the MnPALS Library Catalog by selecting the link on the library homepage.

Can I check out videos, DVDs, CDs or periodicals?

Videos, DVDs, CDs, and past-issue periodicals may be checked out for a one-week loan period with a valid Cyclone ID card. Current periodicals do not circulate. 

How long do books check out for?

Books may be checked out for a three-week loan period.  This excludes reference and reserve books, which are in-library-use only.  

Can I renew my library materials?

Yes, books may be renewed once for an additional three weeks if another person or another library has not requested the item and/or if the item is not overdue. Videos, CDs, DVDs and periodicals are not renewable. 

My instructor put something on reserve, where do I find it?

Reserve materials are located at the Library Circulation Desk. These materials are available for in-library-use only.

Can I use the library databases when I’m off campus?

Yes, the library databases are accessible from home. You will need your Cyclone ID card, which has your User ID/Password. If you need assistance logging on, call 320.308.5141 or use the “Ask a Librarian” link.

Where can I get help with research?

Stop by the Library Circulation Desk and ask the Library Technician or one of the student workers for general library assistance. For reference or research assistance, you may contact the Librarian by stopping by the library, calling 320.308.5966, or by using the “Ask a Librarian” link.

Does the Library have a copier?

The Library has a black and white copier. Copies cost $ .10 each.

Can I print in color?

The Library does not have a color printer. A color printer can be found in the Student Open Lab located in Room 1-405.


Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303