Front facade of the Miller Information Commons building.

About the Library

The Champlain College Library is committed to supporting student learning, creation, and success. From our beautiful home in the Miller Information Commons to our extensive online services, the library strives to be innovative, effective, and supportive of our community.

Ready to Assist You

From librarians to circulation assistants, SMART Space tutors to academic coaches, all faculty and staff at the Miller Information Commons are enthusiastic and ready to assist you. The library offers assistance in various ways: You can speak to a library employee in person during our weekly hours or set up an appointment with a librarian at any time on our website. SMART Space, the college's center for tutoring and academic services, is located on the second floor of the Miller Information Commons where students can receive individualized academic support. 

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"The library is not some big ancient building you would get lost in. It is just the right size to not seem intimidating to newcomers. The library is open to everyone in the Champlain community, and there is always somebody ready and willing to help!"

-Will Atwood '22, Library Student Employee

An Environment Designed With You in Mind

Centrally located on campus, the Miller Information Commons provides numerous spaces for researching, studying, and group gathering. Check out the views of Lake Champlain from the library's terrace on the third floor, or cozy up in our indoor seating located on all floors. There are two open computer labs in the building.

Three students studying in the library's Vista Room with Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains visible through the windows

Building a Library Community

The library fosters a community-centered environment by hosting a number of events throughout the year with the goal of creating a feeling of connection and engagement throughout Champlain College. We are the home of annual staples in the Champlain community such as our Chili Cook-off (every Fall) and Pi(e) Day (March 14th).

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"Working at the library gave me challenges and the opportunity to grow and come up with projects and learn new skills. The library was my main system of support all throughout the year and I overall felt very grateful to be a part of the team!"

-MJ Faller '23, Champlain College Student Employee of the Year for 2021

Three students collaborating on an assignment around a table

Adaptable Study Spaces

Work on group projects, meet your friends, find a quiet place to focus, or just enjoy the view from our terrace; Champlain College Library is your personal study hall.

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Take our Technology with You

From Chromebooks to drawing tablets, we have the tools you need to study, do research, and create anywhere.

In the Classroom...

We are committed to helping students become skilled and effective information users, and our teaching happens not just in the library, but also directly in the classroom. Librarians are embedded in Champlain College's Core curriculum, seeing traditional undergraduate students several times throughout their academic careers. With Technology & Information Literacy situated as a required College Competency, library instruction takes place across the curriculum in both in-person and online settings.

Chauncey the Beaver mascot reading a book called Trees under a tree

And Online, Too!

The library is not just a beautiful building, it is available online, anytime. Navigate our extensive online research library using our Discovery tool ChampSearch, or use a tutorial or research guide to learn about a specific skill based on your needs. Not sure where to start? Book an appointment with a member of the library's Reference Team. Our Google Meet appointments are particularly popular with Champlain College Online students, as well as on-campus students learning from the comfort of their dorm rooms.

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Celebrating History and Culture

Through Special Collections, the library is committed to recognizing and celebrating local history and culture. The library's archival collection allows the Champlain community to directly interact with information from the past. Special Collections is also actively engaged in documenting and collecting materials that reflect contemporary experiences, including conducting oral histories about the Covid-19 pandemic.

Display case including multiple kinds of pride flags a sign that reads campus pride and a Champlain College tshity with the college's shield in rainbow colors

Diversity in Collections

The Miller Information Commons features rotating book displays dedicated to culturally-relevant topics and themes housed on the first floor of the MIC on the counter spaces near the circulation desk. Many of our displays seek to highlight and center diverse experiences and authors traditionally underrepresented in academic libraries and higher education.

Several books including Beloved and Black Panther on display on the library circulation desk

The Library by the Numbers

600,000

eBooks available anytime.

50,000

Print books to check out

90,000

Streaming videos to check out