Hours and Locations

SMU libraries have three locations: the Oakland Campus, the Sacramento Campus, and San Francisco Peninsula Campus in San Mateo. Hours vary by location.

Oakland, John A. Graziano Library

Health Education Center
400 Hawthorne Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
Phone: 510.879.9290
Toll-free: 800.709.7110, option 3
Fax: 510.457-2619

Regular Hours
Mon-Thu: 7:30 a.m to 10 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. to  4 p.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Finals Hours (Dec. 2-20)
Mon-Thu: 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Fall 2019 Holiday Hours

Labor Day
Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 (Sat-Mon) Closed

Thanksgiving  
Nov. 25-27 (Mon-Wed) 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 (Thu-Sun) Closed

Winter Holiday 
Dec. 21-22 (Sat-Sun) Closed
Dec. 23-24 (Mon-
Tue) 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dec. 25 to Jan. 1 (Wed-Wed) Closed

Finals Hours   (Dec. 2-20)
Mon-Thu 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. to  4 p.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Open to Visitors Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Librarian Hours

Mon-Fri: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Mon-Thu to 8 p.m.

SMU Librarians are available to assist with reference help, research, training on library resources, and other information needs. 

Access

The entrance to the library is the first door inside the main entrance of the Health Education Center. A Samuel Merritt University or Alta Bates Summit Medical Center ID badge is required for entry to the Oakland campus library Monday to Thursday after 5 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday. For problems with SMU ID badges, please contact the Facilities Department badging services.

The library is open to visitors Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Address

2710 N. Gateway Oaks Drive
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA. 95833
916.646.2767

Hours and Access

Mon-Sun: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., with SMU badge access

The Sacramento library is not open to the public.

Librarian Hours

The Sacramento library is staffed by a professional librarian 20 hours each week. The librarian’s hours may vary slightly each term, but will closely correspond to when classes are in session.

Meeting with an SMU librarian

For more information, including librarian hours, please see the Sacramento campus library LibGuide.

Address

1720 S. Amphlett Blvd.
Suite 329
San Mateo, CA 94402
650.292.5578

Hours and Access

Mon-Fri: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. with SMU badge access

The SFPC library is not open to the public.

Librarian Hours

The SFPC library is staffed by a professional librarian 20 hours each week. The librarian’s hours may vary slightly each term, but will closely correspond to when classes are in session.

Meeting with an SMU Librarian

For more information including librarian hours, please see the San Francisco Peninsula campus library Libguide.

Library Access

The Oakland campus library is open to the public Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members of the community, medical center patients and families, students from Bay Area institutions, health care professionals, visitors, and others are welcome to use the facilities during these hours. No ID is required for entry.

  • Study rooms are reserved for SMU faculty, staff, and students

  • For more information about using the library, please contact Juana Moreno 

Books, Videos, and DVDs

These items may be used in the library. Search the catalog to find these items.

Checkout privileges are offered only to patrons affiliated with Samuel Merritt University, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, or a member library of Northern California Consortium of Psychology Libraries

Databases and eBooks

Many databases and eBooks that the library licenses can be accessed onsite. Visitors may library computer or through SMU’s Guest WiFi network. Consult library staff for computer access.

Computers

As a courtesy, the Oakland campus library has computers available for use by the public. These computers provide access to the internet; our online databases, journals, and full-text articles; and software programs, including Microsoft Office. Ask the staff at the circulation desk to log you in as a guest.

Photocopying and Printing

  • Printing and copying are available to visitors at a cost of 10 cents per page. Cash only

  • Please consult library staff for information on copying and printing