Virginia Shaffer

Virginia Shaffer

Director of Library
Iola Campus


Library Students

The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library. – Albert Einstein

At Allen Community College we value the library, and with its relaxed atmosphere it is a popular place for students to study, meet with a tutor, or play chess.  Faculty and staff use the library to host meetings, eat lunch, or find a good book, and community members are always welcome to browse our shelves, read the paper, or use the computers. 

The mission of Allen Library is to support student success virtually, concurrently, and in person by providing high-quality resources in student-centered learning environments. We are dedicated to supporting students in a caring and involved manner and show it by providing an exceptional collection of books and electronic resources including academic journals, streaming videos, and e-books which are accessible via our state-of-the-art Discovery Service. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about our library or our resources. Allen College Library staff is dedicated to helping our students and our community. 

Email us at 
Phone: 620-901-6235
Video chat: contact us during business hours to set up a meeting.

Library Hours

Mon. - Thur. 7:45 am - 8 pm
Fri. 7:45 am - 4 pm
Online Chat:
Mon. - Thur. 7:45 am - 5 pm
Fri. 7:45 am - 4 pm
Video Chat:
By appointment