Hours and Locations

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

Library Access (Updated November 1, 2022)

As part of the SMU reopening plan, the SMU Libraries begin a phased reopening this summer. On June 30th, the John A. Graziano Library in Oakland will be open to current members of the SMU community (student, staff, and faculty) at limited capacity.

  • Masks are optional in the library, but required in study rooms.

  • Eating is not permitted

  • Drinking is permitted within reason


400 Hawthorne Ave

Oakland, CA 94609



Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm (11 pm for finals)

Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm (9pm for finals)

Final hours are in effect from 11/28/22 - 12/16/22

Librarian Hours

Monday- Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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


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

Hours and Access (Updated April 4, 2022) 

Mondays-Fridays from 9 am-6:30 pm

Library study spaces are First come/First serve  

The Sacramento library is not open to the public. 


There are a few ways you can borrow library materials.

1.       Request an item using the library catalog.   The librarian receives these requests and will pull the item(s) and email you pick-up details. 

2.       Visit the library and borrow materials while on campus.  You can check out library materials using the kiosk inside the library or mobile check-out



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

Hours and Access (Updated June 3rd, 2022) 

Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Library (Rm 329) 8 spaces First come/First serve 

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.

As of Monday, March 16th, 2020, the Graziano Library in Oakland will cease admittance to visitors without an SMU or ABSMC badge.

Updated June 24th, 2022

Alumni of Samuel Merritt University, Samuel Merritt College, and California College of Podiatric Medicine are welcome to visit the SMU Libraries to study, research, and check out library materials. Please note: Alumni have onsite-only access to many electronic resources (databases, electronic journals, and ebooks).

  • Alumni must present an alumni card to borrow library materials or to enter the Oakland campus library during  evening and weekend hours
  • Student IDs are valid for six months after graduation. After six months, please contact badging services to obtain your alumni card
  • For access to the Sacramento, Fresno, and San Mateo Campus Libraries, contact the associated campus librarians

Books, Videos, DVDs

Alumni may check out circulating books, videos, DVDs. Search the catalog to find these items. Overdue items are subject to fines, and lost or damaged items are subject to replacement fees. 

Course reserve materials are reserved for current students. 

Exam Review Resources

Search the library catalog exam review books, study guides, and flashcards.


  • USMLE (including Podiatric Medicine), CRNA

  • Case manager

  • Nurse practitioner

  • Occupational therapy

  • Physical therapy

  • Physician assistant licensure exams

 Ask any library staff for assistance in locating these materials.

Electronic Resources

Electronic resources (eBooks, journals, and databases) that the library licenses can be accessed on any library computer or through SMU’s Guest WiFi network. Onsite access only.

Update is only accessible to current students, staff, and faculty. Onsite access is not available.  

Computers and Wifi 

The Oakland campus library has computers available for use by alumni. These computers provide access to the internet; our online databases, journals, and full-text articles; and software programs including Microsoft Office. Consult library staff for login information. 

  • Guest wifi is available

Photocopying and Printing

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

  • Please consult library staff for information on copying and printing