Chadron State College
Chadron State College

About Reta E. King Library

The King Library provides students and faculty with access to a wide variety of resources. The Library promotes and enhances student learning by providing information in all subject disciplines, enabling information literacy for lifelong learning, and providing a place conducive to studying, collaborating, and recreational reading.

To support these goals, the Library contains over 200,000 volumes of magazines, newspapers, journals, and books. There is electronic access to the Internet, online periodicals, proprietary databases, as well as numerous online academic library catalogs, including those of Wayne State and Peru State Colleges. A valid CSC ID card is required to check out all materials.

The Library web pages provide reference sources, self-driven library tutorials, off-campus student services, subject guides, email contact with a librarian, hours of operation, and other general library information. If the Library does not have the materials that you require, it can usually get them through interlibrary loan. Also, extended and personalized reference service with a librarian is always available by appointment.

The Library houses a student computer lab, copiers, two group study rooms on a first come first serve basis which can be reserved and has two laptop computers available for use in the Library with the campus wireless network. group study areas, quiet areas, and a computer help-desk are all available. In the near future the Library will house the Instructional Technology Center and Sakai Offices, the Teaching Lerning Center, and an IT Help desk.

The King Library is conveniently located just west of the Student Center. All three floors of the Library have workstations for the Library’s online catalog, provide access to the campus wireless network, and contain work and study areas.

The Circulation and Reference Desks are located on the main floor. This floor also houses the Ready Reference New books, and the latest periodical and newspaper publications.

The upper level houses the non-fiction collection, the Donohue Children’s Collection of juvenile literature, and the Curriculum Library.

The ground level features the Biographies and Fiction, a student computer lab, Classroom 106, the Law library, bound periodicals, Student Lounge, a group study room in 110 and the Graves Room.

Students may checkout wireless laptops for use in the various “hotspots” of the Library.

King Library Mission Statement:

The mission of the King Library is to serve as an educational, informational, and cultural resource center for the Chadron State College community, by providing knowledgeable staff and innovative services to support the effectiveness of learning.

(Written and Approved May 2013.)

King Library Vision Statement:

The King Library strives to serve the Chadron State College community as a central hub of learning.

(Written and Approved May 2013.)