Holt Library


Welcome to Holt Library at Southwestern Community College

Feel free to stop by and visit! The Library is at the south end of Jackson Campus in Sylva, near the top of the hill.  View campus map

SCC LibrarianThe SCC Library offers professional research assistance; online and hard-copy research sources; study spaces; open computer lab environment; research instruction; conference room; study rooms and a snack room.

Library Hours:

  • Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. when classes are in session.
  • Library hours are determined by the College academic calendar and may vary during student breaks and holidays.

Students and Employees: 

CLICK HERE for complete access via MySCC/Library. (Login, then click “Library”). College users have access to Learning Resources, Research Guides, Databases, and Password reminders. Student Blackboard accounts contain the Holt Library Student Course with basic instruction in library research skills.  

Library Cards:

SCC students, faculty and staff may check out library materials by using their SCC photo ID as a Library Card. Bring the ID card to register and also for all library transactions. Borrowed items must be returned and fines paid before students can register, receive grades or transcripts.

Adult residents of Jackson, Macon & Swain counties are welcome to use the SCC Library facility and materials.  Residents can bring in their NC Driver’s License, NC photo ID or WCU photo ID, showing a local address, and register for a free Library Card at the service desk.

SCC LibrariansLibrary Mission Statement:

“The mission of Holt Library is to provide an information commons for learning resources designed to support and implement the total instructional program of Southwestern Community College. Its chief aim is to contribute to the realization of the institution’s objectives by acquiring, organizing, and circulating the books, periodicals, audiovisuals, and online resources and materials needed to support the instructional program; to provide a variety of learning and study options; to provide instruction in the use of resources; and to promote the cultural development of library users.”