Our Collegiate Library/Student Union is a unique place. It is not always quiet, as one might expect a traditional library to be...because it is more than that. We do check out books and always encourage reading. As I personally believe, "Books are food for the soul." And we are continuing to build our collection via purchase, book drives, book fairs, and donations...basing our selections on student and staff input. We also offer on-line resources, printing, computers, and chrome books for student use. Additionally, we are implementing a Maker Space program to support the STEAM focus of our campus. But, even beyond all those things, our space is a gathering place for students to exchange ideas, share knowledge, express their own thoughts (both deep ones and not so deep ones); a place to create and study, brainstorm and contemplate...individually or in study groups. Our hope is that our students will feel a sense of ownership, in that it is a place for them, but also a sense of responsibility for the same reason. As part of the collegiate experience, the Student Union is a vital component to the community, independence, and self-discipline we are attempting to develop in our scholars.
Students may check out books for a period of two weeks and may renew once. A late fee of five cents per day overdue is in effect.
There is a minimal charge of five cents per page to print; we only offer black and white printing. If unable to print from in-house computers, students may email work to firstname.lastname@example.org, designating what they want, and it will be printed for them to pick up at their earliest convenience.