The Lane College Library/Learning Resource Center (LLRC) functions in a modern facility known as the Chambers-McClure Academic Center (CMAC). The building was constructed in 1997 and serves as the academic hub of the campus. The LLRC was designed to provide a mixture of both traditional and technologically-enhanced services and has now expanded to include the second and third floors of the building.
Housing a collection of over 154,000 volumes of print and non-print resources, the LLRC offers students and faculty exceptional resources for independent study and research. The LLRC is continually developing its collection through careful selection of books and materials that support the College’s academic curriculum. The library provides open stacks for easy and accessible retrieval of materials. Sections are designed for individual study, small group-study rooms, seminar/viewing rooms, and computer facilities. Wireless internet is available throughout the LLRC and CMAC.
The Lane College Library/Learning Resource Center has a fully-integrated automated library system that provides acquisition, cataloging, serials, and circulation modules. Online public access catalog (OPAC) terminals are located on the second floor of the LLRC, and the catalog can also be accessed through the library’s website. All computers in the LLRC support Internet access and offer word processing and e-mail capabilities. Access to online databases, e-books, and other electronic resources is available throughout the campus.
Special collections include the Negro Heritage Collection, the Teacher Education Curriculum Center, the Graduate School Catalog Collection, the Art Collection, and the Lane College Archival Center. The Periodical Department provides access to full text newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals. The Media Center houses academic materials in a variety of audio/visual formats (DVDs, videocassettes, CDs, CD-ROMs, etc.) as well as media equipment for audio and video productions and presentations.
The Lane College Library/Learning Resource Center is a member of the West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium (WETALC), a resource-sharing program with other member libraries throughout the state. Membership in WETALC provides access to the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL), a core package of electronic databases made available to library users in Tennessee.