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Library Collections



The library maintains a strong collection of non-circulating paper-format and e-book format reference titles such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, directories, and atlases.


There are over 40,000 books that may be circulated for loan, representing all subject areas taught at the College, arranged in Library of Congress classification order.


The library subscribes to 119 paper-format journals, magazines and newspapers. Current issues are kept on display. Past issues are filed alphabetically on the movable stacks in Study area. An inventory of holdings is kept at the Reference Desk.   The library also provides an Electronic Periodical Collection.


The library subscribes to a number of online databases that provide citations of journals, books, newspapers and other publications as well as full text articles and other data. All the databases can be accessed off-campus, 24/7. A complete listing of the databases may be found in the Library Databases link of the web page.


E-Book collections is now available 24/7 through EbscoHost. To access the collection off-site please use your personal Black Board User name and Password, or access the collection through "Student Tools" tab available from your personal Black Board page.


The library maintains a growing collection of audiovisual materials, primarily videocassettes and DVDs, arranged in Library of Congress classification order behind the Reference Desk. Instructors may check audiovisual materials out for classroom viewing or preview, students may view AV materials in the library.


Instructors may place high-demand materials such as supplementary readings, lecture notes, or textbooks in the Reserve Collection for the benefit of their entire class. Typically, such materials are restricted to library use only for a loan period of two hours. However, materials can be placed at Reserve for overnight checkout or longer