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About The Springer Learning Center - Hours, Policies, Etc.  

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2017 URL: Print Guide

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A Library is more than just a place – it is also a state of mind.  A library is founded on principles of access to information, of helping people find the right information at the right time, and in valuing the work of the past with as much enthusiasm as the latest high-tech innovation.  The Springer Learning Center Library is a place that serves students on and off the campus and serves as one of the great tools for learning on the campus.  The Springer Learning Center Library also provides online information resources for traditional, adult, and online students.


Hours of Operation



Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:00am to 10:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am to 8:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday: 4:00pm to 10:00pm



Monday through Friday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

No Reference Assistance on Saturday or Sunday.



Library History

The Springer Learning Center began its life in 1946 with 800 books donated from the library of the first SWCU president, R.O. Corvin.  Today, it provides over 12,000 online periodical titles with full backfiles and approximately 80,000 online ebooks, plus holding over 30,000 print and media items, a computer lab, and a study space to help students achieve. This Library will continue to reach out to provide the learning resources that are needed for a growing faculty and student population.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Springer Learning Center Library is to provide quality, balanced, and current resources to support the educational goals of the University, to instruct students in effective and ethical skills in information use in contemporary society, to connect the student with enriching activities on campus and off, and to foster habits for lifelong learning.

To accomplish this mission: (1) The Library will work cooperatively with instructors and others to integrate information skills with course content;  (2) The Library facility will provide intellectual and physical access to materials in a variety of formats and views to meet student needs, primarily emphasizing online resources;  (3) The Library will seek partnerships, through various outreach activities, to connect students to creatively and intellectually enriching events and guests;  (4) The Library will seek active partnerships, involvement, and support of the administration, instructors, students, and supporters; and,  (5) The Library will model reading and learning values, and spread awareness of activities related to learning and information literacy. 


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