Get the Tools and Resources You Need at The Learning Commons

The Learning Commons at SMCC integrates the Library, Tutoring and the Writing Center in a connected, comfortable and active learning space at both our South Portland and Midcoast Campus. Here, you can find the resources and expertise you need to enhance your learning and reach your academic goals.

On this page:

The Library provides access to:

  • Print and online books and periodicals
  • Libraries throughout Maine
  • 24/7 electronic books, encyclopedias, journals and newspapers through the MySMCC online student portal on My Learning
  • Friendly professional librarians
  • Quiet and group study areas
  • Computers, laptops, printers and more

To learn more, visit the Library LibGuides webpage.

Tutoring & the Writing Center provide:

  • Free peer and professional tutoring
  • 24/7 online tutoring on MyLearning
  • Academic department tutoring sessions
  • Study and success skills workshops
  • One-on-one writing assistance
  • Drop-in workshops
  • Online paper reviewing on the MySMCC online student portal on My Learning
  • Citation guides & resources

Tutoring is available in the following subjects:

  • Basic Math
  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Algebra
  • Algebra & Trigonometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Discrete Math
  • Statistics
  • Calculus
  • Physics
  • Writing (for any class)
  • Introduction to Literature
  • English Composition
  • Dosage Calculations
  • Accounting
  • Study Skills: Time Management, Test-Taking, Note-Taking, Reading Strategies

Please note, if a tutor is not available in the subject you’re looking for, we’ll work with you to find one.

Commons Area:

  • Study lounge for study and quiet conversation (food and beverages welcome)
  • Designated group study area
  • Silent study spaces


  • 36 desktop computers
  • 36 laptop computers available to sign out
  • Assistive technology including Kurzweil and Dragon Naturally Speaking software
  • Mobile whiteboards with markers and erasers
  • B & W printers including a quick print station
  • Photocopier/scanner

Locations & Hours

South Portland Campus

Campus Center – 2nd floor
Fall & Spring Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 4-8 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: closed

Midcoast Campus

L.L.Bean Learning Commons & Health Science Center
Fall, Spring & Summer Hours
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: closed

Please note: hours may change during College breaks, when classes are not in session. To see College break dates, view the SMCC Student Calendar.