New Electronic Resources for 2014-15

In these days of seasonal horror, when so many members of our community are startled by the appearance of imagined bogies - Eek, a midterm! A paper, how terrifying! A citation, the fear, THE FEAR! - it's reassuring to know the Library remains the haven it's always been. Some of the most effective wards for repelling the specters haunting the dreams of young scholars are, of course, this year's new electronic resources.

Saint Mary's Library Makes Cover of National Library Magazine 'Choice'

Choice magazine's Aug. 2014 cover photo of Saint Mary's LibrarySaint Albert Hall, the home of Saint Mary's Library, made the cover of Choice, a national magazine received by more than 3,000 libraries across the country.

Library Statement for Your Syllabus

Ask a librarian!

      Need library sources but don't know where to start? Searching for a book, article, or data to support your argument? Not sure how to cite a source in your bibliography? Ask a librarian! 

     Research help is available in person at the Reference Desk, by phone at 925-631-4624, and during reference hours you can even text a librarian at 925-235-4762 or chat with us live via the Library's website. Check the Library’s Ask Us page for details. (

     Extended assistance by appointment is also available with [insert name and contact info for your department's librarian here].


Don't Tweet, Type!

Date & Time 
Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:00 to Sun, 05/04/2014 - 12:00

Creating Lasallian Community at SMC Library

Don't Tweet, Type!

Creating Lasallian Community at SMC Library

Come by the Library during De La Salle Week to share your thoughts on what it means to live Lasallian and be a member of the Saint Mary's community--not via social media, but using a real old-fashioned typewriter! We'll be displaying the typewritten responses throughout the Library (and, yes, on our social media feeds too).

April 27 through May 4, 2014

Contact Margaret Brown-Salazar at with any questions. 

Improved Off-Campus Access to Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education has implemented a new method for SMC users to access its contents from off-campus. By clicking "Log in" (at the top right of the screen) and creating an account with your SMC email address and password you'll be able to access 100% of the Chronicle's content without having to go through the Library website.

Blind Date with a Book

Date & Time 
Fri, 02/14/2014 - 07:30 to 17:00

On Valentine's Day, the Library wants to set you up on a blind date...with a book! We've wrapped up the covers, so you won't know whether you're checking out a romance, a mystery, poetry, or nonfiction.  Fall in love with a new title, author, or genre, and one lucky reader will find a prize inside!

Halloween at the SMC Library

Date & Time 
Wed, 10/31/2012 - 09:00 to 17:00

Celebrate Halloween at the Library with film viewings and live author readings!

The schedule of events is as follows:

Chronicle of Higher Education Spotlights SMC's Library Pinterest Page

The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights the Saint Mary’s College Library as one of three college libraries that use Pinterest (a social network utilizing a digital scrapbook platform for sharing art, design, hobbies and cultural interests) for academic purposes.

Discovery Service Face-Off

Date & Time 
Wed, 02/22/2012 - 15:00 to 16:00

Salutations, Gael Nation! Over and over again we've heard your woeful laments - "Why can't I search all of our library databases and our library catalog at the same time? Is there no Google-esque solution we can use? How can I go on in the face of such despair?" Well, chin up, buttercup, there just might be a solution.


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