The Mary and John Gray Library serves as the principal
library for Lamar Institute of Technology students, who have full access to the entire range of services offered
by the Library. The library occupies seven floors of the eight story building, with a fully computerized
online system providing access to over 1,000,000 volumes and 75 electronic indexes and full text periodical
databases. Seating accommodates 860 students and faculty, including 17 study rooms for large group study and
a "quiet" floor.
The first floor service areas include circulation, reference, and interlibrary
loans. The second floor houses reserve reading, current periodicals and
government documents. Four floors provide stacks for books and periodicals
shelved in Library of Congress classification sequence.
The seventh floor houses the library administrative offices,
the Media Services Department, Microcomputer lab and Special Collections.
The 120 computer lab is open-access and offers students the opportunity
to use word processing, database and spreadsheet software as well as
some software purchased to support specific classes.
The eighth floor offers expansion space for the future, but is presently
shared with other services. This spacious and elegant floor, furnished
by community donors, is available as a LIT reception center for meetings
Expanding library collections support continuously evolving academic
and technical programs. In addition to a strong collection of books and
periodicals, the Library provides access to state and federal government
documents and participates in the library networks, which extend access
to information resources. LIT students can access the holdings via computer
terminals in the computer lab on the first floor of the Technology Center
in the Learning Lab.
For more information visit the website of Mary
and John Gray Library.