Holt Library

Testing Education & Reference Center (TERC)
Evening at the Holt Library
Welcome to Holt Library at Southwestern Community College

For SCC Students, Faculty & Staff

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

Contact Us:

New Library Hours: The Library will close at 1pm on November 27, 2019 and remain closed November 28 and 29, 2019  in observance of Thanksgiving.

  • 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.

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.

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 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.”