LIBRARY / LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER (LRC)

The ASCC Library has a collection of approximately 40,000 volumes, along with the subscribed periodicals and computer database for student and faculty research. The library is designated as a federal depository library, and houses federal government publications. The library collection materials consist of DVDs, CDs and audios, and videotapes for instructional purposes. The Follett Automation System is currently available at the ASCC Library.

A card catalog and Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) provides information and easy access to the location of books. There are computers with Internet access and computer software for students and faculty.

The Education Resource Center (ERC) contains a growing collection of circulation books, sets of reference books, educational journals, and instructional videos, computers, and printers.

The Special Collection Room houses research materials on Samoa and Pacific Island Nations, Pacific journals, video and audio cassettes, and rare books.

Books may be borrowed from Feleti Barstow Public Library, University of Hawaii Libraries, University of Guam Libraries, and The Federated States of Micronesia College Libraries via interlibrary loans.

The library provides services in the following areas:

Circulation Services – Students can apply for and acquire a library card at the Circulation Desk by the first floor main entrance, right side, as well as help with copier and printing services, access to dictionaries, audiovisual materials, and “reserved” course materials from faculty. The General Collection books from the second floor are also checked out here.

Information Services – Reference and referral services are provided for library users at the Reference Desk by staff to assist with users’ information and research needs to include borrowing materials via interlibrary loan program from the Feleti Barstow Public Library, University of Hawaii Libraries, University of Guam Libraries, and The Federated States of Micronesia College Libraries. Further, instruction on the use of OPAC is available upon request as well as per faculty request for Library Tour.

Computers – The library has ten computers and workstations on the first floor by the Reference Desk area and eight computers and workstations on the second floor in the Education Resource Center (ERC) Room with word processing software and internet connectivity as well as Wi-Fi connection.

Reference Collection – This collection is located on the first floor of the library and consists of encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries, atlases, handbooks, other reference materials, and the Magazine collection.

General Collection – Located on the second floor of the library, the General Collection consists of non-fiction and fiction books that can be checked out. This collection contains biographies, large-print books, juvenile books, paperbacks, and Spanish Language collections.

Education Resource Center (ERC) – Located on the second floor, the ERC contains educational books and periodicals in support of teacher education courses and programs to include eight computers and workstations with printer, study tables and study carrels. ERC can be “reserved” by faculty for class use.

Special Collection – Located on the first floor, the Special Collection room by the Reference Collection contains books, periodicals and materials on the Pacific. Pacific CD-ROMs and materials from the South Pacific Commission are available for use. The library’s Rare Book Collection is also shelved in this room.

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