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COVID-19 Reopening Updates

  The Learning Commons has begun reopening to visitors. For more information, please check our full COVID service adaptations.

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6/1/2021: Students may borrow SMCC books (but not textbooks). Materials can be picked up via appointment and/or curbside pickup. For more information, or to make arrangements, please email:


Browse the News

Access local and national papers, as well as popular magazines. Login with your SMCC credentials for full access.


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Local news from across the state, including central and eastern Maine.
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Local news with a focus on southern Maine and the greater Portland area. Contact the Library for username and password.
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Relaxing Reads

Access these eBooks, audio books, and magazines for more casual reading options.


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Download eBooks and audiobooks provided by the State of Maine. Use your Library ID posted on the back of your SMCC ID card to access items.
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Flipster provides user-friendly, browsable access to popular magazines from a variety of publishers.



COVID Remote Reference

COVID Services Update: Research & Reference

Need a little help? Reference & research support from our Librarians is available! You can always email with general questions or appointment requests. You can also make an appointment for a 30 minute video conference by accessing the schedule below:

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Library Hours

South Portland Campus

September - May

Day Hours
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
Day Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday - Sunday Closed
Reference Librarian Available
Day Hours
Tuesday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm

About the Library

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

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.

Policies & 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.

Library Staff

Name Role Email Phone
Holly Gurney Director of the Learning Commons (207)741-5545
Carin Dunay Head Access & Technical Services Librarian (207)741-5784
Meghan Hardison LC Outreach; Instruction & Digital Integration Librarian (207)741-5783
Joanne Langerman Interlibrary Loan, Patron Services, & Archives Librarian (207)741-5818
Bryan Strniste Reference & Instruction Librarian (207)741-5785
Derek Meader Reference & Instruction Librarian, Midcoast Campus  
Marc LeBourdais Reference & Instruction Librarian, Evening & Weekends  
Yourci Mulamba Circulation Clerk