About the Library


The Santa Monica College Library supports SMC’s academic instruction programs and is also an instructional program on its own. The Library’s primary goal is student success through serving the information and research needs of students.

The goals of the Library instructional programs are dedicated to helping fulfill the College’s mission, vision, and goals by making highly effective, indispensable contributions to the empowerment of students, through providing excellent research resources and instruction for their information needs and the information needs of the College community. Library programs involve the convergence of academic information and research needs of all program areas, making it a truly global community and resource.