The Library

Each SCD Member Institution has an individual library which supports the educational requirements of students and staff by providing accessible information in the form of books, periodicals and electronic resources.  However, the individual libraries also work together and students can access any SCD library via a common web portal.  Access online portal.

Students and staff can also arrange to borrow items from any SCD library through reciprocal borrowing arrangements. Students wishing to borrow items from other SCD libraries should contact their home college librarian to obtain a reciprocal borrowing form. Or you can download the form here.

Students studying by distance can arrange to borrow from any SCD library by mailing or faxing the completed form and photocopy of their student ID to the library from which they wish to borrow.

For details on all the SCD Libraries including holdings, special collections and contact details view our SCD Library Brochure.

Information Literacy Resources

Our librarians are also specialists in providing guidance for students in developing “information literacy” skills such as how to effectively search for information, how to determine what is useful and relevant and how to find the best resources for particular learning tasks and assignments.  Ask your college librarian today, you’ll be surprised at how much they know and how helpful they can be in your learning journey.

You can also access resources to help you in finding information and developing your information literacy skills on our our Information Literacy Resources page.