Other Services for Faculty and Staff


The SMC Library is your campus information hub. It connects students, faculty and staff to information resources in all formats. The Library collection includes over 95,000 circulating books and 6,000 reference volumes. The Library subscribes to over 450 print periodicals and provides access to another 2,000 in electronic format through various databases.

Collection Development

Have you seen a book you think the Library should buy?  Let us know!  Part of our mission is to provide SMC students, faculty and staff with access to information resources that support their teaching, learning and intellectual needs.  Our collection development librarian is eager to learn what materials are relevant to your discipline.  Please drop by, call in or e-mail your collection suggestions for books, journals, videos or instructional computer software.  Call 434-3538 or e-mail Brenda Antrim at with your suggestions. 

Library Online Catalog

The online catalog permits you to see what materials are owned by the library and whether they are currently in the library or checked out.  It also allows you to place holds on materials that are checked out (this service is free for faculty and staff). Users can examine their own library record online or automatically renew items they have checked out.  Faculty can check which items they have on reserve from the catalog (look for the Reserve Desk button on screen in the online catalog). The catalog is available on the Library website.

Remote Access to Library Databases

The Library website is your gateway to information access. Many Library resources are available online. The Library has an extensive collection of subscription databases that are available to SMC faculty and staff not just in the library, but also anywhere on campus or from off-campus. Faculty and staff can login to the Library website and access the full-text of over 2000 journals in full-text, as well as five major national newspapers, an online encyclopedia, literature resources and more.

Faculty/Staff Loan Periods

SMC faculty and staff are permitted to borrow materials from the general collection for one semester or session.  Special loans for other materials can be arranged, please ask a Reference Librarian for assistance.