Library Committee

  • The Library Committee, which includes selected faculty and staff members, provides significant input concerning library collections and services.
  • Suggestions or requests for items can be made to committee members or Alan Lawless, Library Director.

Books & Other Materials

  • The library core collection occupies the second and third floors of the building.
  • Holdings include: 77,000 books; 225 periodical subscriptions; 5,200 CDs & videos; 1,300 CDs.
  • Library has access to: 40,046 electronic books; 66 electronic databases.
  • New Books & Materials

Circulation

Faculty:

  • Faculty members may check out more materials and renew them multiple times, since they may be using the materials as part of their courses.
  • Faculty may keep up to 100 books, 20 compact discs, 25 DVDs, 20 audiotapes, and 50 videotapes.
  • Books are checked out to faculty for 120 days and audiovisual materials for 60 days.
  • Faculty are encouraged to return materials by the end of the semester.
  • Adjunct faculty checkout privileges are the same as staff (see below).  Their patron record expires at the end of each semester.

Staff:

  • Staff and adjunct faculty are limited to no more than 30 books, eight compact discs, eight DVDs, eight audiotapes, or eight videotapes.
  • Books, audio books, and compact discs are checked out to staff for 21 days, and videotapes and DVDs are checked out for seven days. 
  • Search Catalog

Articles

The library has access to 60 databases and 422 periodical publications in print, electronic, or microfiche format.

  • Subject-specific databases
  • Alphabetic list of databases
  • Databases by application
  • Journal titles

Equipment

For loan:

  • Laptops
  • Public Address systems
  • Video cameras
  • Digital Cameras
  • Video projectors
  • TV/VCR units
  • Computer projector
  • Audiotape recorder/player

For in-house use:

  • Poster maker
  • Binding machine
  • Video duplicator
  • Copy machine for library materials
  • Audio duplicators