Welcome to the SCNM Library



The SCNM Library has a lot of essential resources and services that are important to the students, faculty and physicians at SCNM. These include very unique physical materials, and even unique online resources only accessible in the Library. As part of the Library’s effort to continue to provide access to these essential library resources and services, while also helping to keep the SCNM community safe and healthy, it has implemented some guidelines and procedures for visiting the Library and obtaining resources.


The Library is accessible for individual use by appointment only between 9:30am and 3:30pm weekdays, for 15 minutes up to 3 hours. Also, there is a 7 person limit in the Library simultaneously at any given time, spread out in the 7 key areas of the Library. No groups, even as small as 2 people, will be allowed in the Library.


Students, Faculty and Staff may set up appointment times directly through the Library:  library@scnm.edu  Please let the Library know the date, time, length and purpose of your visit so that we may prepare resources accordingly.


Please remember to get your health screening in the Medical Center before proceeding on campus. Then proceed to the CC Building main entrance doors. Badge access is no longer functioning. Contact Security, or the Library by phone to gain access to the building. Security may require proof of your scheduled appointment. Have phone ready with your Outlook appointment, or print your appointment confirmation.


For any Library questions or assistance, please contact the library by e-mail as the primary method of communication. Due to the library’s limited hours and staffing, the library staff is more likely to be able to respond by e-mail at most any time in the order they are received; though delays may occur. If extensive assistance by phone is necessary, scheduling an appointment during the above mentioned Library hours will be required.



Badge Required

Don't Forget Your SCNM Identification Badge

Remember, that your SCNM ID Badge is required to be on campus, to enter certain areas of the campus, and for printing.



Library's Cleaning & Sanitizing Practices

In addition to the nightly janitorial cleaning, and frequent special cleaning by Facilities personnel during the day, the Library Staff works throughout the day to maintain a clean and very sanitized Library environment:


  • Library Staff wear masks and practice social distancing. Note ‘social distancing’ spots on the Floor.
  • The Library has seven (7) of the Deb Instant Foam Hand Sanitizer Units throughout the Library, including within the study rooms, the Copy Room, and throughout all the common spaces available for its users. There is also a Hand Sanitizer Unit directly outside the Library entrance for those entering and leaving the Library.
  • The Library makes every effort to ensure that all student spaces are wiped down throughout the day and especially after any student, faculty, staff member has used any space for study, research, printing, etc. This includes door handles, tables, chairs, copy machines, the front counter and all points of direct or face-to-face contact.
  • All possible points of contact are wiped down multiple times daily throughout the Library. This is a process that we have done on a daily basis, long before Covid-19.
  • The Library has, and will, continuously worked to control, reduce and/or eliminate points of exposure to all types of germs and viruses that might be brought into its workspace.
  • The Library is regularly stocked with disinfectant, paper towels, Kleenex, Cavicide wipes, and various other cleaning supplies for constant cleaning, sanitizing, etc.


The Library maintains a healthy and safe work environment and will continue to sanitize and disinfect its workspace to eliminate and reduce exposure.




A quick and brief overview of basic SCNM Library operations, resources, and services.

(.pdf, 2940K)

Library Account Format

The following is the standard SCNM Library Account format in order to Login to use the SCNM Library resources from home:

Username:  SCNM Email (entire SCNM Email address)

Password:  SCNM ID # + last four digits of your phone number (as one long string of numbers)
          Example:  j.doe@scnm.edu   and  xxxxx1234

Library Hours

Library Staffing and Book Room Access
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Not staffed Saturday, Sunday, Major Holidays
Badge into library during non-staffed building hours.
Follow building hours for closures.


Contact Information

Email: library@scnm.edu
Call: 480-222-9247
Visit: 2nd Floor Community Commons Building

Follow Us on Facebook

The SCNM Library has its very own Facebook Page.



Welcome to the Facebook page of the Library of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). This page was launched with the beginning of the Summer 2019 Quarter (8 July 2019).

We invite all members of the SCNM Community to "Like" our page, from students, faculty and physicians, to staff, Alum, and patients. The Library is here to help you succeed, whether helping you in understanding health and medicine as a student, improving your teaching knowledge, or conducting more research to better assist patients with their health needs, and more. We have a wealth of resources that can help you.

 So "Like" our page and learn about our many resources and services. We are here to help. Come by and visit, or contact us.     https://www.facebook.com/scnmlibrary/

Share with your colleagues.


A to Z List of Library Resources

For an alphabetical listing of the Library's databases and resources, as well as organized listings by category, please visit the Library Resources / Databases / Holdings page.

New Resources


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The SCNM Library is very excited to announce a new 60-day trial for the following three Databases provided by EBSCO. You can click on the links to search in each one separately. Additionally, these databases are now incorporated into the SCNM Library's iSearch search-engine. Please try them out and let us know what you think.


CINAHL Complete

Research tool for nursing and allied health professionals with fast and easy full-text access to top journals, evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons and more. 

For a quick 4-minute Video Tutorial on how to conduct advanced searching in CINAHL, Click Here.



Clinician-focused tool designed to facilitate efficient and evidence-based patient care.

For a quick 2-minute Video Tutorial on how to search in DynaMed, Click Here.


Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source

A research tool covering Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine and allied health topics, including sports injury, rehabilitation and more. The database covers a broad range of rehabilitation and sports medicine topics, including orthopedics, physiology, nutrition, sports exercise, physical therapy and more. It incorporates an intuitive research tool, with fast and easy full-text access to top journals, evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons and more. 




News & Information

SCNM News & Information

SCNM updates, news, information, response, etc., related to COVID-19.


COVID-19 Updates & Information by EBSCO

Comprehensive Website pulling together thousands of web pages by the U.S. Government, CDC, State and local governments and agencies, etc., with announcements, updates, news, information, maps, travel advisories, and much more. A search engine is included.


World Health Organization (WHO)

Webpage by WHO dedicated to the Coronavirus.


Handbook on COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

Link to a resource provided by the Chinese American Library Association. It is a Free Downloadable 68 page PDF book in English; other languages pending.


COVID Reference, 2nd edition, 2020

2020 2nd edition (6 April 2020), by Bernd Sebastian Kamps and Christian Hoffmann. English. Available as a Web book or a Free Downloadable PDF book.





Coronavirus: Natural Health Research Review, by Ronald Steriti, ND, PhD

  • This course describes Coronavirus 2019 and natural therapies based on published research.
  • It is brief and written for the primary care physician in a private practice setting, which is often where people seek answers and preventive therapies.



(.pdf, 376K)

Final Exams have been postponed, and when administered will be Online. Please watch for SCNM announcements regarding exams, and check with your instructors regarding exam times, procedures, etc.


Meanwhile, you will be required to download and install a software program called Respondus LockDown Browser. Information regarding this software, with a link to download it, is provided by SCNM’s I.T. Department on a new MySCNM page. Click here to get to the Online Exams / LockDown Browser page; you must be logged in to MySCNM to view this page. Contact the I.T. Department for any technical assistance.