Special Academic Facilities
The staff of the J.W. and Lois Stafford Library assist students in locating materials
for daily class assignments and individual research projects. The library has a
collection of over 60,000 books, subscribes to over 500 periodicals and newspapers and
has a sizable collection of microfilm and audiovisual materials. Stafford Library
provides copy machines and typewriters for student use.
Students have access to the holdings of MOBIUS libraries, a consortium of fifty-three
institutions of higher education in Missouri. Students will be able to find and request
books using a union catalog of over fourteen million items or they may visit
participating libraries. Such libraries in the Columbia area include those at Lincoln
University, Stephens College, Westminster College, William Woods University and
University of Missouri. Students at Missouri Extended Studies Campuses can use MOBIUS
libraries in their areas.
Menus at the libraryˇs internet terminals provide quick access to a variety of free
databases. Stafford Library subscribes to on-line periodical indexes with full text of
many articles, to legal and newspaper indexes, and to research databases. Students are
offered a variety of sources of current information. Reference assistance is provided
whenever the library is open.
The Curriculum Resource Center in Stafford Library houses a collection of textbooks,
kits, and games; juvenile fiction and non-fiction; and monographs on lesson planning,
curriculum development and classroom management in support of the Teacher Education
The Technology Services Center offers to individual students access to computers,
network, and software technology. Software included in the curriculum is available for
use on center computers. The Technology Services Center also is the home of the computer
Helpdesk operation. The Helpdesk is available to assist students using networking
services in residence halls and to provide assistance in basic computer use.
The Technology Services Center, located in Buchanan Hall, is open seven days a week.
Please contact the Center for current hours of operation.
E-Mail and Internet Access
A section of the Technology Services Center is devoted to providing students with
access to electronic mail (e-mail) and the Internet. E-mail accounts are available,
without additional charge, to all students enrolled in the College. E-mail accounts may
be accessed, with proper software, from on or off campus. Internet access is available
to students for use as a resource in researching study topics.
The Technology Services Center maintains two classrooms for instructional use.
Classes using computing resources, such as English, Computer Programming and Accounting,
are conducted in these facilities. Students are able to complete assignments outside of
class using computer resources in the Technology Services Walk-In Lab.
Walk-In Lab Use
The Techology Services Center maintains two areas, equipped with computers and
printers, for student use on a walk-in basis. In one area the software used in classroom
instruction is available to students to use in completing homework. The other area is
devoted to student E-mail use and Internet access.
TS Computer Lab Hours
||8:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.
||8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
||8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
||12:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
The Columbia College Language Lab offers computerized instruction to aid students
studying Spanish and English as a second or other language (ESOL). Software is available
for the computers specially housed in the Technology Services Center. These computers
are in their own sound proof booths, as listening skills are an important focus of
language acquisition. Both the Spanish program and the ESOL program accompany texts used
at the College. This facility is open to students concurrent with walk-in lab