The SMC Library collection includes 200,000 print books; 130,000 e-books; 85,000 periodicals; 25,000 streaming media titles; and 6,000 dvd’s and videos. 

The Collection includes book and electronic collections in the humanities, sciences and social sciences, with strenghts in literature, business, education and psychology, to support the College's curriculum.  Catholic philosophy and history, Lasallian traditions and background,  and the Liberal Arts are incorporated in both the current and special collections. 

To discover the books, videos and databases in the collection use Albert, our online catalog:

Albert Search

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The 85,000 subscribed periodicals are found in the Periodicals List:


Search journals, magazines, or newspapers by title, ISSN, or abbreviation


Browse periodicals by doi or subject

Most of the Library’s periodical subscriptions are included in electronic publisher journal packages or databases that aggregate multiple publisher’s content.

With over 200 databases accessible from the Library’s website, resources available include periodical indexing and full-text databases, e-books, handbooks and encyclopedias, statistics, directories, images and music.

The Library’s distinctive Special Collections include the 5000-volume Library for Lasallian Studies and the 5000-volume Cardinal Newman and His Times, most of which has been scanned and made publically available through the Internet Archive.

The Library collection reflects the combined efforts of librarians and faculty. The policy guiding the development of the collection is available through the Collection Development Policy.  Each department or program assigns a faculty-library liaison to work with a Librarian Subject Selector to solicit collection suggestions from faculty, review the collection for strengths and weaknesses, and to inform the Library about new curriculum developments.

Make suggestions for Library acquisitions to your department's liaison or click on “Tell Us.”

Download our complete collection statistics for the year 2013-2014. Or, contact Linda Wobbe, Head, Collection Management, for more information. 



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