Holt Library

New Library Hours
Evening at the 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

The 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.

Contact Us:

New Library Hours:

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, Holt library will now be open:

  • Monday-Thursday 8 am-6 pm 
  • Friday  8 am -3 pm

This change will allow Holt Library’s three full-time staff to provide mission critical resources and services to students and faculty. After hours, SCC students and staff, please use the Library’s website via MySCC to access resources 24/7. For users who need wifi or computer access after 6pm, the Jackson County Public Library is open until 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Have a question? Ask a Librarian by using our evening Reference Librarian Chat service available overnight from 5pm to 8am to support student and faculty library needs.


Students and Employees: 


Click Here for complete access to library online resources via MySCC/Library. (Login, then click “Library”). College users have access to Learning Resources, Research Guides and Article Databases.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 or receive grades or transcripts.

Adult residents of Jackson, Macon and 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.

Library Staff at the Holt Library Library 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.”