About the Library

The Samuel Read Hall Library supports the academic, intellectual and cultural life of the Lyndon State College community by:

• Developing responsive, user-centered services and information resources.

• Providing friendly, professional staff and a welcoming atmosphere.

• Maintaining comfortable spaces for focused study and collaboration.

• Promoting information skills and critical thinking.

The Library is dedicated to the College’s mission of preparing every student for personal and professional success, as well as supporting the information needs of the Northeast Kingdom.

Hours

See the homepage for the Library’s hours.

Doors are closed 10 minutes before closing time. All library users must leave the building by 5 minutes before closing time.

Location

The Library is located on the 3rd, 2nd and 1st floors of the “bridge” between the Dining Hall and the Activities Building. See the campus map.

Samuel Read Hall Library map

  • 3rd floor: entry/exit, Circulation Desk, Reference Desk, computing, audio/video, Periodicals lounge, Reference Collection.
  • 2nd floor: shelves for call numbers 000-899, Computer Lab LAC 204, Instructional Materials Center, Juvenile Collection, Vermont Collection, Vermont Room, Archives.
  • 1st floor: shelves for call numbers 900-999, periodicals (back issues), microfilm.

Computing

The Library has wireless throughout the building. There are also public access computers in the Reference area of the third (main) floor. These are available to all library users, including people from the neighborhood who do not have an LSC login, but priority is given to the needs of LSC students.

Other computers in the library, including the Computer Lab LAC 204 on the second floor, require an LSC login.

All users of library computers are expected to observe the VSC Computing and Telecommunications Technology Conditions of Use Policy.

Printing

The library has black & white and color printers on the 3rd floor. Anyone doing a print job must print from their computer and then confirm the print job at the print release station.

College members’ print jobs will be debited from their printing credit. Guest borrowers’ print jobs will be debited from printing credit that can be purchased online with a credit card or with cash at the Circulation desk. The cost of printing for guest borrowers is 15¢ per page (black & white) and 30¢ per page (color).

Guest printing accounts can be set up at https://printing.lsc.vsc.edu:9192/app. A minimum of $5.00 can be added to a printing account at one time.

For more information, contact the Office of Information Technology: http://oit.lyndonstate.edu/printing.

Remote access

If you are a member of the LSC community — student, faculty or staff — most library resources are available from off-campus.

  • Use the library website as your normally would to get to the resource you want.
  • Log in with the username and password that you use for all College access points (Moodle, email, etc.)

If you are having trouble or are refused access, these are a few possible reasons:

  • Your library privileges have expired.
  • You are registered as a student at another VSC college. For instance, if you are a CCV student, you will need to use the CCV library website.
  • Did you just receive your username and password? It may take 24 hours for it to be applied to the Library’s databases.

Contact the Reference Desk at 626-6450 if you are still having problems.

People who are not affiliated with the college cannot access our databases remotely but have open public access in the library on the Reference area computers.

 

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