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Harold Howe, a former chief federal educator, said it best; “What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.” At Allen Community College, we love our Library. Centrally located in the main building of our Iola campus, and often referred to as the living room of the college, the Allen Library is a relaxed, cozy environment. Our mission to support student success virtually, concurrently, and in person by providing high-quality resources in student-centered learning environments, begins in our library. Whether you’re a faculty member hosting a meeting, a student looking for tutoring services, a staff member looking for a relaxing place to eat lunch, or a community member looking for a good book, the Allen College Library has something for you. 

In addition to our physical spaces, the Allen College Library is committed to providing resources to all our students regardless of how they access Allen. Our exceptional collection of electronic resources, streaming videos, and e-books are accessible via our state-of-the-art Discovery Service.

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Virginia Shaffer
Library Director

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Friday 7:45 am- 4:00 pm

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