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South Portland Campus
September - May
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday closed
Sunday 4:00pm - 8:00pm
*The Learning Commons will open at 9:30am on the 3rd Friday of every month for our LC Staff Meeting.
Midcoast Campus
September - May
General LC Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Reference Librarian available:
Tuesday - Thursday
8:00am - 4:30pm

LC Staff

For general questions, please use:
(207) 741-5521


Library Staff
Holly Gurney Headshot Holly Gurney
Director of the Learning Commons
(207) 741-5545
Carin Dunay Headshot Carin Dunay
Head of Access & Technical Services
(207) 741-5784
Meghan Hardison Headshot Meghan Hardison
Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian
(207) 741-5783
Joanne Langerman Headshot Joanne Langerman
Patron Services Librarian
(207) 741-5818
Marc LeBourdais Headshot Marc LeBourdais
Reference Librarian - Evenings & Weekends
(207) 741-5996
Derek Meader Headshot Derek Meader
Reference Librarian @ Midcoast Campus
Yourci Mulamba Headshot Yourci Mulamba
Evening Circulation Supervisor
Bryan Strniste Headshot Bryan Strniste
Reference & Instructional Services Librarian
(207) 741-5785

South Portland's Circulation Desk

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Policies and Procedures

Borrowing Books

Your SMCC ID card is your library card. ID cards are issued at the campus security office. You can use your ID to:

  • Borrow circulating books for three weeks (with the option to renew for three additional weeks).
  • Borrow current textbooks and other course reserves for same-day use within the LC area.
  • Borrow DVDs, CDs, and periodicals for one week (with the option to renew for one additional week).

Overdue Materials

No overdue fines will be charged for overdue materials. The one exception will be reserve material which will be charged $1 per day.

  • Students will receive an overdue notice via email 7 days after the material is due. The notice will say that if they do not return the material in the next week, they will be charged the retail price of the book plus a $10 processing fee.
  • 14 days after the material is due, a charge will be placed on the students' accounts for the retail cost of the book plus a $10 processing fee. If students return the book before the charge is placed on the account, no charges will be assessed.
  • If the students return the book after, they will be refunded everything except the $10 processing fee per item. Any outstanding fees may result in suspension of his/her student's library privileges and/or a hold placed on his/her college account.
Overdue notices are sent via email, as a courtesy.

Accessing Other Libraries

SMCC students, faculty and staff may also access resources from the following libraries using their SMCC ID:

  • South Portland Public Library
  • Maine College of Art
  • Saint Joseph's College
  • University of New England
  • University of Southern Maine
Borrowing privileges may vary are use of all resources are subject to the lending library's policies.

Attention: Database Changes!


In July, the Maine State Library began a contract with a new database vendor, Gale. As a result, the state-funded databases available via MARVEL are changing. Many new Gale databases have come online, while other (primarily EBSCO) resources are actively being phased out.

Users with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact the Library to discuss how changes may affect courses and which new databases may work best for you.

About the Library

The Library is a student-friendly center for research, study, and casual reading resources. In addition to print books, journals, and DVDs, the Library offers 24/7 online access to the collections of libraries throughout the state of Maine, as well as a growing collection of electronic books, encyclopedias, journals, magazines, and newspapers. The Library is staffed by an expert team of professionals dedicated to empowering students to become independent learners who are proficient and comfortable with the use of library tools and resources. Students can get help by visiting the library, attending a workshop, or contacting us via phone or email.