Director's Message

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Director's Message

To those who wish to survive in this Information Age; to learn how to find authoritative information efficiently, using technology or otherwise; for study, research, practical daily or professional use; to augment existing knowledge; or to find a quiet escape from daily existence or campus life, the Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library is the place for you.

Because of the unending increase in information and knowledge, the quietness of the physical library belies its intellectual dynamism. Its four walls do not circumscribe the reach of knowledge to be gained. It attempts to serve as a comprehensive gateway to global knowledge using not only the Internet and the physical sources of information within the library, but also databases related to academic programs in the university. With technology, the library becomes virtual and not confined by space and time. Its resources are available during all hours of the day and the night.

The Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library has been extensively renovated with wide, open and well-lit spaces, housing all materials and numerous PCs scattered through four floors. Its technology infrastructure was designed to provide an integrated, one-stop access to information resources from all the PCs.The library features laptop docking, a wireless network, a touch-screen Library Information Kiosk for basic library information, PC stations for the physically-challenged, a Bibliographic/Information Literacy room known as the Machuga Technology Center, and other unique services. I invite you all to come, visit and see for yourself. My staff and I would be delighted to welcome you.

Director of the Library