About the Library
The primary goals of the Library are:
- to support the instructional programs of the college.
- to enable the faculty and administrative staff to keep abreast of developments in their fields of interest.
- to provide access to information which is outside the scope of present instruction.
- to provide access to the public to resources and services.
- to train in information literacy.
- to provide an atmosphere conducive to study and research.
The LBCC Library provides resources and services for the instructional, research, and general information needs of students, employees, and community members. The library has the support you need for studying: check out a laptop, borrow a copy of your textbook, print your paper, or get help learning how to use Moodle, Google Docs, and other software. So, whether you have a research paper to hammer out, or just want to kick back and read a popular magazine in a comfy chair, visit the library! The staff are just waiting to answer your questions and help you succeed, seven days a week.
The Library has a targeted collection of books, DVDs, periodicals, and textbooks. We also lend laptops, phone chargers, calculators, hotspots, webcams, and other useful technology.
Our many databases provide 24/7 access to millions of articles, ebooks, and streaming videos that you can’t get through Google or Youtube. LBCC students and employees can access these resources from home and other off-campus locations.
Our reference librarians are research experts who can help you find information and resources on any topic. Librarians can make your life easier by helping you find the best resources for your research papers and other projects. You can also make an appointment for research consultation or chat with a librarian 24/7, from anywhere!
Student Help Desk employees provide assistance with student computing and technical needs. We provide support for campus technologies (Moodle, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, printing, etc.) and common software applications.
Our interlibrary loan service provides LBCC students and employees with access to virtually any resources not held in the Library’s collection.
The library also endeavors to provide access to free and affordable textbooks by lending textbooks and facilitating the adoption of high-quality, affordable instructional materials, including open educational resources (OER).
Our library has space for everyone! Cram with your classmates in a study room complete with whiteboards and a big shared screen, or settle in at one of our quiet desks among the books. You are welcome to bring your snacks and beverages into the library. We know you need brain fuel!
The main library facility is located in Willamette Hall on the Albany campus. We also have a branch library facility at LBCC’s Health Occupations Center. Both libraries have the resources you need for success, including comfortable space for collaborative work or quiet study and computers with internet access, printing, copying, and scanning. Our main library even has a private room for quiet reflection, prayer, or lactation.