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The facilities of the Santa Monica College Library are available to:

   •   Students enrolled in at least one SMC class,

   •   Staff and faculty of the College, and

   •   Residents of the Santa Monica Community College District.

If you are a currently enrolled SMC student, your student ID card is your library card. If you are not an SMC student, but wish to have borrowing privileges, you may purchase a library card for $20/year at the Circulation Desk. High school students, SMC volunteers, and faculty members at a school or university in the Santa Monica area may apply for a free Courtesy Card.

With more than 95,000 volumes and access to over 18,000 full-text periodicals, the SMC Library has one of the largest collections of materials in the California Community College system. Highly trained professional librarians are available in person or by e-mail to assist you with your research needs. The library provides more than 200 computers for student use to access a variety of information resources, including the library online catalog, full-text article databases, and Internet resources. These resources are available to SMC students and staff from off-campus locations through the library’s webpage, using any computer with Internet access. Wireless access and network connections are available throughout the building to support users with laptop computers.

The library offers several courses designed to introduce students to the research process and available information resources: Library Research Methods (LIBR 1), Advanced Library Research Methods (LIBR 3), and Information Resources (LIB 10). All of these courses are strongly recommended for every SMC student, and are especially important for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or to a university. For descriptions of these courses, check the listings under “Library Studies” in this Schedule of Classes.

Library hours during the Fall semester are:

   Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

   Friday 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

   Saturday 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

The SMC Library is closed on Sundays, College holidays, and when classes are not in session.

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