LCC Library offers variety of services
The LCC Library is located in the TLC building on LCC's main campus. Photo courtesy of Kevin W. Fowler
By Jayden Hewitt
The revamped LCC Library, located in the TLC building on LCC’s main campus, opened back up in the summer of 2021. It came with a new look, new services and many of the great existing services.
Services such as study rooms, a technology lab, musical instruments, musical recording equipment, books, textbooks, video games and much more are available at the library.
Library Director John Szilagyi, spoke about many of these cool features, proudly, and encouraged students to spend as much time as they can in the library.
“We have 15 spaces; students can check those (out) anytime we’re open, (they) can be booked out,” Szilagyi said.
These spaces are for students looking to catch up on some homework, write a paper, or study with friends, he said.
One thing Szilagyi wanted students to know about is the new late-fee policy within the library.
“One pretty cool thing that’s happening this fall; our library has gone fine free,” Szilagyi said. “We no longer have late fees for any of the materials,”
Students won’t be charged late fees on borrowed items for any day. After three days, a hold goes on the student’s account and is removed as soon as the item is returned. It encourages students to bring back a late book, without feeling like they can’t pay for it, Szilagyi said.
The library also features a technology lab. Students can come use computers and get help from an employee, whose focus is to help with technology. Laptops rentals are also available for students, who may want to be on the go, and do their homework while they’re at it.
LCC student Deandre Fifield said he likes to spend time at the library, to do work, and just hang out.
“I would just chill there sometimes, after I get done with school,” Fifield said. “But if I have something to study, I would go to whatever table I need to study at.
“Above the tables, there’s different categories of classes to study for. Like say for example one class would have social studies and the other one would have English.”
The library is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.