Library Mission & Goals

Library Mission

The L.W. Tyree Library supports Santa Fe College with knowledgeable staff, appropriate resources and an environment that promotes user success and life-long learning.


Outreach and Access

Provide state of the art communication for all users to access information resources.

  • Provide access to the library 7 days a week for a total of 84 hours, with extended hours during final exams.
  • Provide 24/7 access to the online catalog.
  • Provide online renewals and requests.
  • Supplying certain reserve materials via phone, online, and mail.
  • Enable users to borrow materials from 27 community colleges, 12 state universities, and other libraries as needed.
  • Support the SF Centers with online services, on site information literacy instruction, and document delivery.

Delivery Alternatives

Assess student needs and outcomes and create innovative and flexible learning opportunities.

  • Create tailored information literacy instruction to enhance users' independence and life-long learning.
  • Participate in statewide program to provide materials from libraries.
  • Collaborate with faculty to improve resources for students.

Education Programs

Provide educational offerings to all users.

  • Design courses to meet the needs of users.
  • Provide tailored classes and presentations for users.
  • Offer flexible scheduling for users.
  • Provide instruction in person and online through:
    • One-on-one interaction
    • For-credit classes
    • Information literacy instruction sessions
    • Webinars
    • Online tutorials and guides

Human Resources

Recruit, develop, assess, and retain quality full and part-time librarians and library staff.

  • Recruit qualified and experienced library staff.
  • Provide professional development for library staff, including annual opportunities for workshops and conferences.


Provide access and resources for research.

  • Provide 24/7 online access to the library catalog and vendor databases.
  • Provide Internet access for users through 87 computers.
  • Provide wireless Internet access throughout the entire building.


Provide state of the art library for users, including:

  • Ongoing collection review and update, incorporating faculty and user input
  • 2 computer classrooms
  • 8 small and 3 large group study rooms
  • Quiet study on the 3rd floor
  • Equipment for viewing media
  • 2 print/copy rooms
  • 2 BookScan stations
  • 3 charging stations
  • Generous study areas on all floors
  • 87 computers (including 2 adaptive technology work stations) distributed among all floors and 70 computers in 2 classrooms
  • Conference room, which may be used by all members of SF pending availability
  • CafĂ©

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