Welcome to the SCNM Library

 

LIBRARY OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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.