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The expanded and renovated library designed by the Hillier Group and erected by Henry Lewis Contractors, Inc. was dedicated on October 13, 1991 and named for Dr. Samuel H. and Elsie W. Hoover.  The 5 story library houses over 200,000 volumes, which in our partnership with Carroll Community College and the Carroll County Public Library, provides access to over 800,000 volumes.  The library subscribes to approximately 60 databases and over 20,000 electronic journals.  For more details on library statistics, see our Annual Report.

There are 73,895 square feet in the building which provides 507 seats, ample desk space, 4 group study rooms, and 2 group technology rooms that may be reserved by students at the circulation desk.  For more details about study and work spaces in the library, see Where Things Are in the menu.

The library is open approximately 97 hours per week during the regular semester and offers extended hours during exams.  Located inside the lobby of the building is the “Commons” area with 24 hour access to study, vending machines and restrooms.  There is also a computer lab operated by the IT department.

Please use the following links for further information about the library:
Mission & Vision
History of the Library
Directions & Campus Map
Staff Directory
Organizational Chart
Giving to the Library
Student Job Application
Room Reservations