图书馆 history banner历史 of the 图书馆: Foundation & 一般的历史


After many years in the old library that is now known as the Electronic 学习ing Center, the collections and technology needs outgrew the building. The undertaking to build a new facility began.

The new library, a $10.4 million, 82,418 square foot, state-of-the-art facility was opened in March 1996. Linked to other libraries throughout the United States and world, the library provides materials and services to support the university curriculum in bringing students, 教师, librarians and technology together. The online catalog and computer bibliographic indexes provide access to the library's collection and to additional resources world wide. These materials and services are available to all 素 students, 教师 and staff who have a valid 素 I.D. 卡. Patrons who are not affiliated with the 大学 but desire to check out materials may purchase a yearly patron 卡 at the circulation desk or join the Friends of the 图书馆.. 

The Information Commons on the main level houses over 100 computer workstations where students may seek reference assistance, access the library collection online, or consult electronic databases using the library's integrated system. The network operating within the building connects the campus to more than 30,000年期刊, many of them full-text, which complement the in-house periodical collection. Also located on the main level are the check-out desk, the Copy & Post, the reserve library, and the journals and media collection. In addition to data access in this area, the library has a wireless network available throughout the building. The library offers interlibrary loan service using a network of more than 3,000 participating libraries nationwide. This service provides patrons with books and journal articles not available 在素. 复制 & Post provides copy machines, 打印服务, production services and supplies and mail services including post office box rentals.

The Main Collection, 在第二层, supports the core curriculum in a variety of academic fields. Federal and state government documents are available for all citizens in the Main Collection and online. The Juvenile Collection, 在三楼, contains fiction and non-fiction of particular importance to prospective teachers. 

The Jon and Karen Huntsman Reading Room, a two-story sky-lit rotunda 在第二层, is designed with table seating for study and use of library materials. Study space on the top floor overlooks this vast reading room as well as the north side of the campus and valley. More than 1,200 study stations are available. Mediated study rooms where students may work in pairs or small groups are available on the first, second and third floors of the building. Traditional library carrels, study tables, and lounge furniture are integrated into the library.

 

The Curriculum Collection, located 在三楼 adjacent to the Juvenile Collections, includes current public school curriculum materials. Also located 在三楼 is the oversize collection which includes music scores, art books and other large format materials.

On the Garden (Fountain) level are the Barbara A. Matheson Special Collections and 素 Archives, an electronic classroom and quiet study space. Special Collections contains materials that are rare, expensive, or in need of special handling. The Christopher/Mann Reading Room provides a serene setting to examine materials about 素, 犹他州南部, 莎士比亚, 和人文. 西摩的房间, with its authentic Victorian furniture, provides valuable materials in opera, 戏剧, literature and language. The Palmer Room contains material about the Paiute Indians and 犹他州南部. 霍华德R. Driggs room contains materials collected by Dr. Driggs about the American trails. 

A library instruction/electronic classroom is also located on this level and provides an environment for instruction in information retrieval skills and contemporary library research. 

The 花园的符号  is a unique fountain with water seeping from two sandstone spires. It is surrounded by symbols of communication including ancient and modern alphabets. It was funded by the Utah 1% for the Art Program, and is visible from the lower two levels of the library.