Regular Library hours:
|Monday - Thursday
|8:00 a.m. - Midnight
|8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
|Noon - 8:00 p.m.
|1:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
See the “Hours and Directions” link on the library’s website (http://leeuniversity.edu/library) for variation in hours.
The William G. Squires Library endeavors to be “a vital and dynamic facet of the educational experience at Lee University.” It is a place of activity, collaboration, and study, and it is dedicated to the active dissemination of information through service, teaching, research, and learning.
Located at the corner of 11th and Parker streets, the library offers seating for 300, including individual study carrels, leisure seating, reading areas, group study and seminar rooms, a computer lab, and a chapel. In addition, there is a cafe offering salads, sandwiches, pastries, candy, coffee, tea, and soft drinks. Food and drink are permitted throughout the library (except for the designated archival collection area). The library has about 60 computers available for conducting research, writing papers, browsing the internet, and sending email. Students may check out headphones and laptop computers for use in the building.
Library personnel are committed to providing Lee students access to information sources to help them become successful in their academic research. The library faculty and staff consists of individuals who are experts at locating the most significant sources and are eager to teach students how to locate and select information effectively. They work closely with classroom faculty to secure a variety of information resources and services to enhance student learning and faculty research. Services include telephone, in-person, and electronic reference assistance (including Instant Messaging and Facebook); library instruction for classes in-house and with video tutorials; organizing and providing access to a collection of approximately 158,000 print volumes (including Reference books and periodicals); 300,000 titles in e-book collections; 250 current periodicals in print format; access to more than 42,000 journal/magazine titles full-text in electronic databases; and interlibrary loan access to 48 million titles from other library collections. Subscriptions to some casual reading magazines and current newspapers are provided. In addition, Lee students and faculty may check out materials at the Cleveland Public Library by showing their Lee ID.
Squires Library utilizes the latest in electronic resources, which provide the ability to search the local library collection as well as selected academic libraries throughout the United States. Such searches can be made in the library or anywhere via the Internet. In addition to full-text periodical access, the library’s electronic databases offer indexing to many periodicals. The electronic holdings are accessible off-campus by using the Portico login password. Login instructions are found in Moodle.
An added feature of the building is the Dixon Pentecostal Research Center, which serves as the official archives of the Church of God and houses a large special collection of materials pertaining to the many aspects of the global Pentecostal/Charismatic movement.
More information is available at the library’s website: http://leeuniversity.edu/library or follow the “Library Resources” quick link from the Lee University home page.