Summer and Fall Updates to Saint Albert Hall Library

In summer and fall 2018, Saint Albert Hall Library implemented a number of significant changes to enhance the learning environment and improve access to resources for our SMC students, faculty, and staff.

Library homepage screenshotSaint Albert Hall Library introduced an updated website featuring Library resources and services in a more inviting, accessible design.




Screenshot of Research GuideNew Research Guides are being created that lead students to the Library’s collection of scholarly and academic resources to support their research. Subject Librarians have completed the primary subject pages and will continue to develop new guides throughout the fall semester.



Charging stationWith the support of a generous gift from Associated Students, nine standing charging stations and twenty portable charging stations are now available for use in the Library. These charging stations enable students to charge their mobile devices while studying.




Significant improvements were made to the interior of Saint Albert Hall Library:

Taking down library curtains  Library display tables  New books shelves  Current Periodicals shelving

 Interior walls on all three floors were painted, curtains original to the building’s 1968 construction were removed, and shelving, display tables, and lounge furniture were added to the first floor. All of these improvements create a bright, inviting, and comfortable space for our students, faculty, and staff.


Wildenradt ClassroomThe Wildenradt classroom, used for Information Literacy instruction, was given a bright coat of paint, a glass window was installed in the exterior door, and a series of large white boards were added.





The College Archives underwent a significant remodel, which included the design and creation of a reading room. Come see it for yourself at the Open House on Monday, October 22, 3:30-5:00 p.m., or during the Archives drop-in hours, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

College Archives entrance  College Archives interior