Remote Library Resources for SMC

Accessing the library from off campus

When you are off-campus, the SMC library databases and Multisearch does not know that you are an SMC student unless you sign in using your SMC ID and password. Once you log in, you can access all the materials that you would from on campus. 

To log into Multisearch, search for your topic of interest, then click on the yellow banner at the top of the page to be taken to an SMC log in page

Multisearch showing results but a yellow stripe at the top asks the user to log in

To log into the Databases, select the database you would like to use from the A-Z Databases list and you will be automatically prompted to enter your SMC ID and password. 

Library Remote Database Access page with an arrow pointing to the 'Login through MySMC'

Librarians are Available for Research Help!

If you have any research questions or concerns about how to access materials when you are off-campus, please reach out to a librarian in any of the following ways: 

  • Chat With a Librarian: On the right-hand side of the page, under Contact Us/Get Help (you can also use the chat box below)
  • Call Us at 925-631-4624
  • Email Us at
  • Text Us at 925-291-9699
  • Make an Appointment with a specific librarian and let them know that you would like to meet via online video conference. The librarian will handle the conference, all you need is a computer with a microphone! 

SMC Librarians will answer your chats, calls, and texts as soon as possible, and emails will be answered within 24 hours! 


Tutorial for Using Library Resources from Off-Campus

Research Tutorials and How-to's

Looking to learn more about research on your own? We have some tools you can use off-campus at any time! 

  • Research Guides: Pick the research guide that fits your course and see what resources your librarian has highlighted.
  • Library Research Tutorials: videos that provide in-depth explanations on a variety of research tips and tricks.
  • FAQs: Browse or search the Frequently Asked Questions to see what students are asking and what answers they are getting! 
  • Having Trouble Connecting?  You may need to add a Proxy Link.  Here is an FAQ on that very subject...
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