You have questions, we have answers! 

 Search Library Catalog here:library catalog

 Search both the Catalog and Journals here:scotsearch

What do you do when you’ve Googled your topic, and still can’t find what you need? Unsure how to find books or articles on your topic? Interested in borrowing materials from other libraries? Wondering where to find materials on the shelves? No question is too small. We are here to help!

Your Alma College library staff members can help!

Contact us:

… in person whenever the library is open

… by phoning (989) 463-7229

… by emailing

… by texting (989) 202-1989 and/or our Chat Service

To get help with your library research, schedule an appointment with a librarian.

What's New?

  • ScotSearch

    During this past summer the librarians implemented a new platform used to integrate the searching of all of the materials in our traditional library catalog and articles in journals to which we subscribe. We are calling this new search platform ScotSearch.

    ScotSearch provides a robust search engine that allows a keyword search of journal articles along with the traditional catalog. Obviously, depending on the specificity of the search, the results could be akin to what you receive on Google. Learning how to navigate ScotSearch and how to use it most efficiently will be one of the topics we will cover when interacting with students one-on-one and in instruction sessions.

    We are excited to offer this new way of locating information. Please contact one of the librarians if you have any questions about ScotSearch and access to materials for your research.

  • UN instance

    The United Nations Ebook Collection is now available to all of the Alma College community. The Collection provides a single digital destination for seamlessly accessing publications, journals, data, and series published by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs.