Library

BA 280-BA 541, 537-7278
E-mail: askref@smsu.edu

Library Mission Statement: The SMSU Library is committed to supporting the University’s academic mission, serving the SMSU community through efficient access to quality library services, relevant collections, research guidance, and information literacy training. -- Adopted May 2010

On the Web: www.smsu.edu/library

The McFarland Library is open 7 days a week during the fall and spring semesters and 4 days a week during summer sessions. For current library hours call 537-7278 or visit our webpage.  Library faculty, technicians, and student assistants are available to instruct and support student, faculty, and community research. The Library employs many student assistants; applications are available at the circulation desk and online.

The McFarland Library supports University curriculum by teaching course-integrated library instruction and by providing a learning environment supporting research in various disciplines. Research needs and questions are individually addressed at the reference desk and by phone (537-6176), email (askref@smsu.edu), or instant message. Library personnel work together to purchase, organize, and provide access to information in many formats. A diverse blend of electronic resources, print, non-print, video, CD, DVD, microfilm/fiche, sound recordings, and archival materials are provided by the SMSU collections. Our federal selective depository status adds rich resources to meet the needs of SMSU students, the surrounding community, and the congressional district.

In an electronic sense, the library never closes. Since much library research occurs beyond the library walls, various remote access services are available to serve the SMSU community wherever they work and study, all originating at the Library Homepage. When off campus, registered students, faculty, and staff need only enter either their StarID and password or their library barcode (on back of Mustang Card ID) and password in order to utilize the Library catalogs, full-text article databases, electronic books and journals, and interlibrary loan services. Interlibrary loan makes available to SMSU students at no cost materials held in library collections across the state, the nation, and the world.

The Library has several small group study rooms, two classroom/computer labs, laptops available for check-out, several computer bays, plenty of soft seating, and complete wireless access. Students have access to copiers and printing capabilities from the library computers and laptops. The SMSU Writing Center is located on fifth floor of the Library as is the Speech Center.  Both areas are staffed by trained students who will help students with the mechanics of their speeches and papers.

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