The Erickson Library provides a number of services for currently enrolled students, faculty, staff, and affiliated users. For information about Borrowing Privileges and Loan periods, click here.

Course Reserves

Faculty and Instructors will often place textbooks or other readings from their courses on “course reserve” when they want to ensure availability of course reading materials for all students. Course Reserve items are held at the Circulation Desk and may be checked out for IN-LIBRARY USE ONLY for 2 hours. Ask at the Circulation Desk about renewing reserve items.​

Study Rooms

Need a place to meet for your group project or quiet study time? Check out the Library’s Group Study Rooms. Several “Tech Rooms” are now equipped with MediaScape mobile monitors designed for sharing technology and collaborative group work. Rooms may be reserved through our ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM and may be checked out at the Circulation Desk for 2 hours.

Community Borrowers

Anyone who is not a LSC student or employee may obtain a Community Library Card to borrow circulating materials. Community Library Cards are valid for one year from the date of issuance and may be renewed upon verification of current photo ID and current address. Community Borrowers may use the library space for reading and studying, check out circulation resources, and use the library’s computers. While Community Borrowers have privileges similar to the standard library card, there are some following exceptions:

  • No access to Library Databases from off-campus due to licensing and other restrictions
  • No access to Interlibrary Loan Services from LSC. Community Borrowers must use their local public library for Interlibrary Loan.
  • For printing or photocopying access, Community Borrowers must set up funds with the Student Payment office.
  • No LSC email accounts are given to Community Borrowers.

Community Borrowers must fill out the following application: Community Borrower (print out and bring to the Circulation Desk), show a legal photo ID (state ID or school ID), and read and follow the Acceptable Use of Computers and Information Technology Resources and Procedure–Acceptable Use of Computers and Information Technology Resources. Be aware that the application process will take up to 1 business day for a library account and up to 3 business days for a computer account.

Interlibrary Loans (ILL)

Looking for a book that’s not in the library catalog? We may be able to find it for you from another library. Interlibrary loan items generally take 5-7 days to arrive and loan periods vary. The service is free to currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff. For more details, click here.

Student Employment

Are you a student eligible for work study? The library occasionally has openings for student workers during the academic year. Postings will generally be listed on the LSC website. Fill out the following 2 forms: WorkStudyApplication.pdf and StudentWorkerSchedule.pdf print them out, and drop them off at the Circulation Desk. You may also send your application forms via email to

Suggestions for Purchase

We welcome your input on books, videos, periodicals, and other audiovisual resources for purchase by the library. Suggested titles must meet the Library’s collection development criteria, including currency, objectivity, value to students, and cost. If you would like to suggest a purchase, please click on this form.