Welcome to New Students from the Library

Dear Newest Gaels,

I want to take a moment and welcome you to Saint Mary’s College and to the SMC Library. I want to encourage you to come to the Library and use our services early and often!  

What students are saying about the Library:

“The research services by the librarians are amazing. So helpful!”

“Friendly staff!”

“The reference desk is super helpful!”

“Thank you for helping me research for my paper—you made it (almost) painless!”

As you start your first year at Saint Mary's College, you are going to have readings on reserve, research you will need to do for writing assignments, and general information you may need to help you be successful. Consider us your information starting point whenever you need advice and assistance. We can help you be extremely efficient using our print and electronic resources thus giving you more time to work on the thinking and writing parts of your assignments. 

You can ask for assistance in person or via email, texting, IM, chat or phone. To get you started, I have included a list of our research librarians and their contact information. We look forward to getting to know you and helping you be successful at Saint Mary’s.  

Helping you is our job and we love doing it,

Pat Kreitz, Dean, Library and Academic Resources

And the Librarians and Library Staff at Saint Mary’s College