Building Description & Directory

The award winning Robert E. & Holly D. Miller Information Commons (MIC) is the heart of the campus featuring friendly, knowledgeable service, a tailored print and digital research collection, new technology, beautiful architecture and a stunning view. It's your home for creation, collaboration, inspiration, and academic success. The building was named to honor Robert and Holly Miller, whose generosity made it a reality.

Truex, Cullins & Partners Architects won the Hertzel Pasackow Award for significant contributions to the physical or architectural quality of downtown Burlington for their design. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held on May 2nd 1997 and the building was completed on April 30th 1998.

Building Directory

Ground floor: 

Circulating book collection; archives; individual study rooms; computers; printer.

First floor (Entry Level):

Circulation desk; reference collection; New Books; print journals & newspapers; computers; scanner; printer; phone charging station; librarian offices.

Second floor:

Computer lab; group study rooms; reading areas; copier; printer; faculty offices; Center for Learning and Teaching; Smart Space.

Third floor:

Electronic classroom (308); class/conference rooms (305-306); open study areas; group study rooms; reading areas; children's books and educational curriculum materials; computers; printer; Vista room (301); terrace.


The Champlain College Library is the academic center of the campus, providing resources, services, and comfortable spaces for research, study, and collaborative work. The Library offers a mix of electronic and print resources to support the academic and research needs of students, faculty, and staff. The collections include print books and periodicals, electronic books, DVDs, streaming video, and access to an extensive collection of full-text electronic journals.  

Reference service and research support is available to Champlain students in person, by phone, via e-mail, and via chat-based reference. Librarians work with students to identify print and online sources that support their topics for class assignments, and also to identify ways to evaluate and cite sources.

Library instruction is available for all Champlain classes. Faculty should contact a librarian a week in advance to discuss what kind of instruction will be most helpful for students in their course. The library website serves as an important starting point and research tool, connecting users to online resources, selected research links, other library web sites, the online catalog, and reference databases.  

The Library has a collection of historical materials relating to Champlain College that may be accessed by speaking with the Special Collections Director.

Five group study rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors may be reserved by students up to 24 hours in advance for group use. Five single-person quiet study rooms on the ground floor are available on a first-come first-served basis. Laptop computers are available for use within the MIC for up to four hours. When not reserved, they are available on a first-come first-served basis.