Holt Library

Welcome to Holt Library at Southwestern Community College

COVID-19 Holt Library Service Updates for Spring 2020

The Library will be closed beginning March 25, 2020 until further notice.
  • All items checked out from Holt Library will be due by the end of the semester, May 15, 2020, and will not accrue fines during this time.  Please do not return items to the Holt Library book drop until further notice.
  • You can reach a librarian 24/7 via "Ask a Librarian" chat on MySCC's Library tab or by email - library[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu.  Please do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Many Library resources are available 24/7 online once you login to the MySCC portal. Not sure where to start, try our OneSearch box or visit a Library Research Guide.
  • Consult the Holt Library COVID-19 Coronavirus 2020 Library Research Guide for information on COVID-19, using the library resources from home, latest updates, tips for parents, and educational and fun resources for young adults.
 Please stay healthy and thank you for your attention!

For SCC Students, Faculty & Staff

If you are an SCC Student, Faculty or Staff member, please visit the official library website. SCC users have access to Learning Resources, Research Guides and Article Databases.  
Log into to the MySCC  portal and click on the Library Tab  for access to all the library's resources and services.

Click the 'Library" tab in the MySCC Portal

Contact Us

Library Hours

  • Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 
  • Friday  8 a.m. -3 p.m.

SCC students and staff, please use the Library’s website via MySCC > Library to access resources 24/7 and search for books to check out. For users who need WiFi or computer access after 6pm, the Jackson County Public Library is open until 8 p.m. 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.

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.
For Community Members

Library Cards

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. 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

Community members may search for books in our online catalog to checkout below.

Holt Library Catalog


Access to Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC)

TERC is a testing and education preparation resource available to all North Carolina residents free from NC LIVE that includes in-depth information on college, graduate, and professional programs, professional training, scholarships, and entrance tests alongside practice tests for entrance exams, certifications, and licensing exams.

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.

At Holt Library, we strive to provide a welcoming environment and good service to all of our patrons. Please complete this brief survey and let us know how we can improve.

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.”