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College Library

Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Library Commons

Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The College Library is a two-building complex centrally located on campus.  Collections are housed at 5329 Didesse Drive.  Student computers and study rooms are also available at this location.  Additional computers and study space, as well as a lounge, a refreshment center and rooms for collaborative work, can be found next door at the Library Commons.

To support the College’s educational, research and public service programs, the Library acquires, catalogs, and maintains materials representing practically every field of knowledge, with emphasis on nursing and allied health.  The Library's collections and services reflect both the curricula and the general information needs of the academic community. 

The Library offers:

  1. A collection of more than 30,000  print and electronic books;
  2. More than 300 periodical subscription titles, with access to thousands of additional periodicals through electronic resources;
  3. An audio visual collection of over 1,700 items;
  4. A collection of reference materials, including a reserve collection of faculty-selected readings and course textbooks;
  5. An interlibrary loan service that draws from resources nationally;
  6. Reference assistance, virtual reference options and an “Ask A Librarian" service;
  7. Computers (with Internet access and Microsoft Office software), photocopiers, and printers;
  8. Wireless access to the OLOLCnetwork; and
  9. Group study rooms.

Hours of operation are listed below.  During holidays and between semesters, hours may vary.  For verification, please see the Library page on the College’s website or call the Library at (225) 768-1730.

Students enrolled in distributed learning programs and courses have the same Library privileges as those enrolled in traditional on-campus programs and courses as presented in this Catalog.