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Collections

The Library has a variety of materials in its collections, which includes books, audiobooks, videos, periodicals, and electronic resources. Online journals, e-books, and streaming videos are integral to the collection, and more are regularly being added. Most of the items are listed in the Library's online catalog. The library arranges materials on the shelves according to the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system.

Following the Collection Development Guidelines and through the library liaison program, the Library continuously develops the collections to support the College curriculum.

Collection Highlights

    • Online collections

      The Library subscribes to over 100 online databases that cover a wide range of subjects and in different formats including:

      • Articles from journals, magazines and newspapers, e.g. Academic Search Premier, JSTOR, ProQuest Research Library
      • ebooks online books read using a computer or mobile device, e.g. ProQuest ebook Central, Safari Books Online
      • Specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries used for background information and quick facts, e.g. Credo Reference, Gale Virtual Reference Library, CQ Researcher
      • Streaming videos closed-captioned online videos, e.g. Films on Demand, Kanopy Streaming Media
      • Digital images that include photographs and art images, e.g. AP Images, ARTStor
    • Print Collection
      • General books on all subjects
      • Reference specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries. For library use only
      • Children's books of all types
      • Vocational career guides and testing preparation books
      • McNaughton popular fiction and nonfiction
      • Young Adult spanning all genres
    • Media Collection
      • DVDs all closed-captioned
      • Audio books books on CDs
      • Playaway bookpacks listening and print combination
      • Music CDs recorded music and speaking