Banned Book Week at SMC

Come visit the Library lobby area to see a display of banned or challenged books.  They are wrapped in plain paper with quotes from reviews on the outside to show why they were banned or challenged.  You are encouraged to handle the books!  There is also a survey you can complete to show how many titles you have read (so far!).  Results will be posted on the Library's social media pages.

Come one come all!   Officially Banned Book Week is from September 21st through September 28th, and the exhibit will last at least that long.

Info Literacy Course Modules (ILCM) Training

Students struggle with choosing a topic, doing research in a database, citing sources, evaluating credibility, and avoiding plagiarism. Information Evaluation and Research Practices and Critical Thinking are two pillars of the Habits of Mind goal of the Core Curriculum, but in the age of Google, Wikipedia, and Pinterest, it can be hard to get students to see why these academic skills still matter. 

Pardon our dust!

Want to know what the Library has been doing this summer, and now continuing into the Fall?  There is a page dedicated to our remodeling efforts.  

Future site on the third floor of group study rooms

A Tale for the Time Being

In support of the Common Reading for the First Year Experience, the Library has put together a subject guide with recommended readings,videos,  articles, and interviews with the author.  The guide can be found:

Shorter hours on upcoming Fridays

On Friday, August 8th, the library will be closing at 3 pm due to construction activity.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but it is essential that everyone is out of the building by 3 pm on that day.

On Friday, August 15th, the library will be closing at 1 pm due to a College Staff In-Service day, as well as continued construction activity.

We apologize for the inconvenience.  Please check our hours page for further changes to the hours.

Saint Mary’s College of California Announces New Dean of the Kalmanovitz School of Education

sindtSaint Mary's College announces the appointment of Christopher Sindt as Dean of the Kalmanovitz School of Education.

National Science Foundation Awards the College More Than $600K for STEM Student Scholarships and Programs

Saint Mary’s College has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant, the largest from the organization in the College’s history, to provide scholarship support for low-income students and enrichment programming for students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

New Endowment Fund Established at Saint Mary’s to Help Needy Students

Saint Mary’s has received a $500,000 grant from the Fletcher Jones Foundation to establish a new scholarship fund. The new Fletcher Jones Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund will help qualified under-resourced undergraduates at Saint Mary’s pay for their education.

24 Hour Study Hall During Finals

Back by popular demand: 24 hour open hours for the Library during finals!  Get into your bunny slippers and warm fleece, and study the night away in the library building.  Check the hours on our Website or look below.   

SMC Digital Archives

Did you know that Saint Mary's College has archives documenting College history? And did you also know that the Saint Mary's College Archives has digital collections available via the Web? To celebrate this, we are presenting a very special collection at the next Ask a Librarian workshop.


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