There is more to the library than meets the eye, much more than just mortar, brick, and books.
The library has been a long standing part of the Ephraim community. Before 1967, the library was located in the Noyes building. Eventually, it transferred to the Lucy Phillips building. In 2010, the library moved to its current location with the dedication of the Karen H. Huntsman Library building.
The library has an extensive collection of resources for students to draw from. The library has over 50 thousand books. Students also have access to over 150 thousand e-books as well as thousands of articles from online databases. Interlibrary loan also allows students to access books from other libraries upon request.
Material is selected through both faculty, community, and student recommendations. The staff works hard to make sure that the material in the library matches the needs of the campus. Lynn Anderson, the technical services librarian said, “If accreditation for a theater program, we will make sure we have material to match that accreditation.” Students can also recommend material by going on to the Snow College library website and filling out a form.
Besides having many informational resources to offer students, the library is also the technological hub of the campus. When asked what are some resources the library offers that most students do not know about, Sabrina Luck said, “Students don’t know all the things that they can reserve.” Some of those things include movies, cam cords, scientific calculators, and textbooks.
Student workers do more than just check books in and out. They also assist patrons in conducting research. When asked what her favorite part about working in the library, Sabrina Luck said, “I like helping people and giving a good answer to people’s questions. It makes my day.”
Besides being an excellent place to study, the library also contributes to the Ephraim community. Community members can check out materials from the college. The library often hosts community events such as workshops, speakers, or even the occasional reception. For example, the library hosted Nano-wrimo throughout the month of November to encourage young writers in Ephraim. Students can find out about some of the events the library offers by checking out the library’s Facebook page or twitter feed.
The library is and will continue to be a hub of activity on campus. With its large collection of materials, computer lab, excellent staff, and comfortable environment, it has a lot to offer students.
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.