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Atmosphere, Beauty, Intelligence

The circulating collection, housed mainly on the second floor, consists of approximately 90,000 volumes, organized using the Library of Congress Classification System and stored in cherry wood designed cases accented by hanging stained glass fixtures which feature indirect, diffused lighting, giving students an optimum and attractive atmosphere for studying at tables located within the stacks.


Tables are constructed of the same cherry wood with a working surface texture, which resembles marble bordered by cherry wood, with a dark metal Moorish influenced lattice design mounted on cherry wood footings. Tables are accented with matted metal finished lamps installed in the center, which illuminate with soft light, and allow the control of glare.

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Elegant, Comfortable, Educational


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Rich, Organized, Accessible

Six of the shorter, elegant, richly designed stacks are finished with a grey granite platform end cap and open metal work braces consistent with the Moorish influence that support the stand up online computer catalog stations used to access the library collection.


The collection consists of books which cover a wide range from classic literature including Shakespeare and Hemingway to current literature offerings as well as topics of interest in today’s society and world.


Friendly, Inspiring, Academic


Library of Congress Classification System

The Library of Congress Classification System, which our library uses, as do most four year academic institutions, differs from the Dewey System that most public libraries and public schools use. Many new community college students are unfamiliar with how LC categorizes books or how to search for them since they are not shelved in the traditional way by author in one fiction section nor are all the biographies shelved together alphabetically by biographee, but instead they are placed by the content area to which they belong. By using the LC System our students will be prepared and understand how to utilize academic libraries in the future.



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April 6, 2016
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