Lending Library


Here in the Center for Teaching Excellence, we want the faculty of Santa Monica College to have open availability to the best books and resources to help you be the best teacher you can be.

We have an ever-growing collection of informational books and DVDs available on loan for faculty. Please see the list below and contact us to inquire about availability. Click the titles to be redirected to descriptions and reviews.

New! Equity Resource Guide

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The Equity and Diversity Committee explores academic and professional matters concerning faculty equity and diversity practices and policies at the college. It works with appropriate campus groups to develop, recommend, and assess policies, programs, and strategies that promote equity and diversity in student success and to update the college’s equity plan.

  • Printed copies of the Equity Resource Guide are available to borrow from The Center in M104



  • Rushton Hurley - Full Presentation 9/3/13 (Filmed at SMC)
  • Harvey Stromberg: 40 Years of Teaching at SMC - Full Presentation 10/22/13 (Filmed at SMC)
  • Anthony Yom - Culturally Responsive Teaching - Full Presentation 5/17/16 (Filmed at SMC)
  • WestEd Reading Apprenticeship Classroom Series (4 DVDs, one of each class lesson)
  • "When You Dream" The Community College Pipeline to Law School
  • "Grading Best Practices" 4-pack - Magna 20 - Minute Mentor Series

*** NOTE: When borrowing books or DVDs from The Center, you will be required to leave your personal info, including campus email and home phone. We lend books for one (1) month periods, renewable in person or via email.