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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Closure - Service Updates

8/28/2020: The library remains closed to visitors at this time. All electronic resources (databases, ebooks, streaming video, etc.) are still available to the SMCC community. Additional service options are outlined below:

  • Access: For SMCC community members who need books or other materials (but not textbooks), curbside pickup is available by appointment. Interlibrary loan services are operational and local browsing in the South Portland Library can also be arranged. Please email for more information or to make arrangements.
  • Reference: Reference and formatting support are available to SMCC students and faculty/staff. Questions can be submitted to, and a reference librarian will be in touch with information and/or arrangements for a support session. Students may also make a direct research appointment here.
  • Instruction: Faculty members may still request Library instruction and support for class sections. Instruction sessions will be targeted to class need and blend synchronous and asynchronous online content. Please email to begin scheduling a virtual visit.

General questions can be sent to For additional information from the college, please visit the COVID-19 information page, located at


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

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COVID Services Update

8/28/2020: Students may borrow SMCC books (but not textbooks) and request items from other libraries through MINERVA’s interlibrary loan option. Materials can be picked up via appointment and/or curbside pickup. For more information, or to make arrangements, please email:

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 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.