Your High School Library:
The library may have been one room with one librarian, and maybe a few student assistants
The librarian had general knowledge of many subjects
Visiting the library was usually with your class and teacher
Help was available during high school hours
Opening hours were limited to the regular school hours
Online resources were probably limited to a small number of general subject databases
Google may have been your primary research source
High school has teachers, some with master's degree and a few with doctorate degrees
Your College Library, The Albertsons Library:
The Library is four floors, over 200,000 square feet, hosts a coffee shop, provides over 110 computers for student use, over 670,000 books, and supplies over 1,100 seats for studying and research
There is a team of professional librarians with faculty status, many support staff, and of student assistants
The opportunity to consult one-to-one with a professional librarian who has strong knowledge and subject specialization
Research help is available in person or online
During the semester the library is open 103 hours per week, and only closes a handful of days a year
There are over 280 online subject specific and scholarly databases, of which almost all are available via remote access
If the library doesn't own a book or have an article you need, Interlibrary Loan will try to get this for you from another library without charge
Librarians are available to assist students with finding and using resources, both print & electronic items, in the library.
We can assist you in:
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