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Library Card & Book Checkout

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  • Your SCC ID card serves as your library card, however you must register with the library before checking out.
  • Obtain your SCC ID card at Orientation or contact the Cashier's office, Balsam 170, or call at 828.339.4290
  • Activate your SCC ID card with us at Holt Library using this online form
  • You can also visit in person and register at the same time
  • Book checkout period is 4 weeks and students and faculty may renew items up to 2 times. 
  • Lost or damaged books will be billed at the cost of replacement and must be paid at the Business Office on the Jackson Campus.
  • Email us at if we can find items for you

CCLINC resource sharing temporarily suspended--October 2023

Interlibrary loans may take longer than usual. Holt Library will be transitioning to the Evergreen Integrated Library System on 12/15/2023.

As part of the migration process, it will be necessary to temporarily suspend resource sharing among CCLINC libraries.

Sorry for the inconvenience! Please contact us if you have any questions.

See the Evergreen ILS FAQ for more information

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Banned Books Week

Participants are invited to play Guess the Banned Book. 20 winners will receive $10 pricez for identifying banned book titles correctly (one prize per person).

Holt Library Origami

Holt Library Origami

Holt Library student workers will host an origami folding event 10/12/2023, 11:30am to 1:00pm. All are welcome!

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All Hotspots Have Been Checked Out

All hotspots have been checked out. Laptops, Calculators and webcams are still available. Students who still need a hotspot can call to request to be added to the waitlist. Questions? Contact us! or call 828-339-4288.

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We hope you like our new website as much as we do, but if you notice any bugs or have any other feed back for us we'd love to hear it! Please email us at with any questions, comments or concerns! 

You must have your Student ID Card to check out from the library.

Students need their library card (student ID card) to check out, if you do not have your student ID card you can have one made at the Macon or Jackson campus enrollment services offices. If you have an ID but have not registered for your library card yet, you can do so via this Google Form. If you need items sent to the Macon or Swain campus, contact the library at 828.339.4288 or

Hispanic Heritage Month display

Hispanic Heritage Month display

SCC's Holt Library Displays
  • Hispanic Heritage Month display includes a variety of non-fiction and historical books on Hispanic/Latinx countries, cultures, and figures. 
  • Smithsonian exhibit "Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964." The bilingual visual exhibit explores the largest guest-worker program in US history. The Emergency Farm Labor Program, more commonly known as the Bracero Program (bracero is used in Mexico to mean laborer or farmhand), brought 2 million Mexican workers to the United States and greatly influenced agriculture, immigration and organized labor at the intersections of commerce, race, and class

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Fall Diversity Book Club

In-person and online Book Discussion: Friday, November 17th, 9-10am At Holt Library Room 112 Refreshments will be served. All Students & Staff are welcome! Co-Sponosered by Holt Library and the SCC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. For More Information or Help Getting a Copy of the Book Contact: 828.339.4288 or

Featured New Books

Carolina Built

As the demands of life pull Josephine N. Leary's attention-deepening her marriage, mothering her daughters, supporting her grandmother-she struggles to balance her real estate aspirations with the realities of keeping life going every day. Moving and inspiring, Josephine Leary's untold story speaks to the part of us that dares to dream bigger, tear down whatever stands in our way, and build something better for the loved ones we leave behind

Poverty, by America

The United States, the richest country on earth, has more poverty than any other advanced democracy. Why?

In this landmark book, acclaimed sociologist Matthew Desmond draws on history, research, and original reporting to show how affluent Americans knowingly and unknowingly keep poor people poor. 

Digital Madness

Digital Madness explores how technology promotes sedentary isolation, polarization, rewards extremes on both sides, and has spawned a mental health and suicide pandemic from which enormous corporations profit. Dr. Kardaras offers a path out of our crisis, using examples from classical philosophy that encourage resilience, critical thinking, concentration, and other beneficial habits of mind. Digital Madness is a crucial book for parents, educators, therapists, public health professionals, and policymakers who are searching for ways to restore our young people's mental and physical health

The Personal Librarian

The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan's personal librarian-who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true, from New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict and acclaimed author Victoria Christopher Murray. 

Guide to Digital Accessibility

Written for practitioners by practitioners, this book addresses vital compliance issues and maps a range of proven practices that will create and enrich online learning experiences that are accessible and usable by all learners

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Frederick Douglass

E 449 .D75 B557 2018

The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era. 

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Giza and the Pyramids

DT 73 .G5 L425 2017    

In Giza and the Pyramids: The Definitive History, two of the world's most eminent Egyptologists, Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass, provide their unique insights based on more than four decades of excavating and studying the site.  

Book cover. Shows a variety of drawn illustrations.  Woman carrying a huge pencil; Woman leaning inside a huge coffee cup; woman standing next to a huge ipad; Man watering a huge flower, Man reading a huge book, Woman lying beneath two huge work binders, Woman in a pose on a yoga mat, Woman lying exhausted face down in front of a huge alarm clock.

This Working Life

HF 5381 .L466 2022

This Working Life empowers you to experiment in the lab of life. You'll reflect on your highs and lows, harness your superpowers and pinpoint your guiding values. No matter where you are, or where you want to be, This Working Life will help you get there.

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The Bible Told Them So

BR 555 .S6 H39 2021

The Bible Told Them So explains why southern white evangelical Christians in South Carolina resisted the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Simply put, they believed the Bible told them so. 

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The Thistle and the Brier

F 217 .A65 B58 2003

This book explores the parallels and connections between Scotland and Southern Appalachia, with special attention to the interplay between revivals of folk culture, native languages, and dialects in Scotland and Appalachia since the 1970s.

Under the Skin

The first book to tell the full story of race and health in America today, showing the toll racism takes on individuals and the health of our nation, by a groundbreaking journalist at the New York Times Magazine