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Mary and John Gray Library
Mary and John Gray Library

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 and conferences.

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.