View of quad-side of the Miller Information Commons on a partly cloudy day. A Champlain College banner on a light pole is in the foreground.

About the Miller Information Commons

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 Miller Information Commons 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 2, 1997 and the building was completed on April 30, 1998.

Building Directory

  • Two students talking while studying in front of several pictures of the Chauncey beaver mascot on a wall
    First Floor (Entry Level)
    • Circulation desk
    • Reference collection
    • Popular Reading
    • New Books
    • Print journals & newspapers
    • DVDs
    • Computers
    • Laptop stations
    • Scanner
    • Printer
    • Phone charging station
    • Library staff offices
    • Maker services
  • interfaith room with religious items
    Second Floor
    • Computer lab
    • Reading nooks
    • Graphic Novels
    • Copier
    • Printer
    • Interfaith Room
    • Collaboration and viewing space (Room 201)
    • Center for Learning and Teaching
    • Smart Space
    • Light box (happy light) station in reading nook
  • Student looking and laughing over her shoulder at an offscreen speaker after looking out at Lake Champlain through telescope on the library terrace
    Third Floor
    • Electronic classroom (Room 308)
    • Class/conference rooms (Rooms 305-306)
    • Open study areas
    • Team study rooms (Rooms 303-304, 309)
    • Reading nooks
    • Children’s books and educational curriculum materials
    • Computers
    • Printer
    • Vista Room (Room 301)
    • Terrace
    • Light box (happy light) station in reading nook
  • A student uses a tablet and laptop to study in the library. She is sitting adjacent to a lightbox.
    Ground Floor (Basement)
    • Circulating book collection
    • Special Collections
    • Individual study rooms (Rooms G01-G05)
    • Computers
    • Light box (happy light) station

Technology Directory

  • Note: Students and employees can check out these items from the Champlain College Circulation Desk

    • Dell Laptop (Precision or Latitude model)
    • External USB DVDRW Drive
    • HDMI Mac Adaptor
    • HUION KAMVAS 13 Graphics Drawing Tablet
    • Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adaptor for Macs
    • Naviskauto Portable Blu-Ray/DVD Player with Built-in Screen & HDMI Output
    • Samsung Chromebook 4+s
    • Soundcore Anker Wireless Noise-canceling Headphones
    • Standard Plug-in Headphones
    • TASCAM DR-40 Linear PCM Portable Digital Audio Recorder
    • Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS Scientific Calculator
    • HDTV with Hdmi Cable and Apple TV – 2nd Floor (MIC 201)
    • HDTV with HDMI, VGA and 3.5 mm Sound Input Cable – 3rd Floor (MIC 303 Study Room, MIC 304 Study Room)
    • SDTV with VCR – 3rd Floor (MIC 309 Study Room)
    • Kiosk Computers (for sending print jobs or arranging WebPrint) -1st Floor (Circulation Desk and MIC 101)
    • Windows Lab PCs (i5-1145G7 @ 2.6GHz, 16GB Ram, Intel Iris Xe Graphics) – 2nd Floor (Open Lab in front of stairwell G), 3rd Floor (Outside MIC 308 & MIX 309)
    • Windows Thin Client (Virtual) PCs – Lower Level (Both sides of stairwell G), 1st Floor (Open Lab between MIC 105 & 107)
    • Catalog Search Tablets – Lower Level (In front of stairwell G), 3rd Floor (Adjacent to the terrace doors)
    • Massage Chairs – 2nd Floor (MIC 201)
    • Phone Charging Station – 1st Floor (MIC 101)
    • Black & White Multi-function Scanner/Printer – 2nd Floor (MIC 310)
    • Black & White Printer – 3rd Floor (Outside MIC 309), Lower Level (MIC G09)
    • Color Multi-function Scanner/Printer – 1st Floor (MIC 101)
  • Note: The Library does not manage the use of these classrooms. To reserve one of these rooms for a meeting, please use the Event Management System or contact the Event Center.

    • MIC 305/306 – Podium PC linked to projector with HDMI, VGA, and 3.5 mm Sound Input Cable.
    • MIC 308 – Lab PCs (i7 10700k @ 3.80GHz, 32GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 710), Podium PC linked to the projector with HDMI, VGA, and 3.5 mm Sound Input Cable