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Now that mud season is upon us, it may be time to curl up with a good book or video. Did you know that Colorado Mountain College’s Quigley Library is open to community members? You don’t have to be a CMC student to enjoy the wide variety of resources available. Located at CMC’s Spring Valley Center, the library offers approximately 25,000 books, videos for entertainment and academic use, music CDs and more. A large selection of audiobooks is available on tape and CD, including the Harry Potter series and John Grisham books. Many commuters enjoy this diversion on their daily drive. An upstairs balcony provides great views of Mount Sopris, while our courtyard can be enjoyed during the warmer months. Two study rooms offer quiet areas, and TV/VCRs are available for viewing videos. Our computer lab is available for use, and includes Internet, word processing and other programs. The lab is open any time that classes are not scheduled. No sign-up is required. April 17 will be the start of our annual book sale. You’ll find mysteries, nonfiction, classics and current bestsellers in the price range of 50 cents to $1. This year we also have a large number of videos. Many of the materials are donated by CMC staff and community members. You’re sure to find a bargain. The sale will run Monday, April 17, through Sunday, April 23, at the Spring Valley Quigley Library during the library’s regular business hours.Can’t find what you are looking for? We can borrow books from other libraries through interlibrary loan. Students use this free service frequently, and it has also come in handy for many community patrons who are pursuing a higher degree, or looking for information they could not locate. Many public and academic libraries within the state participate, loaning their materials to each other, and we can borrow from out-of-state libraries, too. Other services we provide are free coffee and tea (donations accepted) and jigsaw puzzles. The puzzles have been a big hit, and one community member has even been coming over on her lunch hour to get her “puzzle fix.” To obtain a library card, community members just need to come to our front desk with a current form of identification, and a card will be issued. The library is open seven days a week during the academic school year. Current hours are: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Check with us for summer hours beginning May 7. Whether you’re looking for research assistance or some leisurely reading, the Quigley Library is sure to offer something of interest! Mindy White is the learning resource center coordinator at Quigley Library at CMC’s Roaring Fork Campus-Spring Valley. For more information about the college’s libraries, please call 945-8271 or go to http://www.coloradomtn.edu/library.


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