NAU’s Cline Library
Cline Library is devoted to:
- Providing a physical environment for intellectual discovery, collaborative research projects, and computing.
- Providing an equally rich online learning environment that is fully accessible to students, faculty, and staff regardless of location.
- Aligning our efforts to institutional and college initiatives and priorities while responding to the rapidly changing expectations of students and faculty.
- Providing what students need to successfully meet a variety of learning experiences and coursework requirements and exceed the expectations that move them forward to graduation.
Cline Library highlights
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- Open 116.5 hours/week
- 1.4 million print volumes, including 460,000 books and 6,000 serials titles
- 232,000 e-books
- 88,000 online journals and newspapers
- 80,000 streaming videos
- 132,000 sound recordings
- 140 databases
- 20 million items in Special Collections & Archives focused on the Colorado Plateau & Northern Arizona
- 110,000 items in the Colorado Plateau Digital Archives
- Library services for students and faculty of:
- NAU’s Mountain Campus and Extended Campuses.
- Coconino Community College, in support of NAU’s “CCC2NAU” partnership with CCC.
- The Phoenix Biomedical Campus, where NAU and University of Arizona jointly operate a library whose staff includes an NAU librarian.
- Document Delivery Services (free to NAU users) borrows or obtains items not in our collections.
- Research assistance and consultations via text, live chat, email, phone, or in person.
- Laptops & Equipment lending (including digital cameras, audio recorders, external hard drives, camcorders etc.) available for student checkout.
- Limited services are available for community members.
- Largest computing lab on campus.
- Seating for 122 including 56 adjustable height workstations.
- Wireless network available throughout the building.
- Seven media studios to create and edit graphics, audio, and video using professional-grade software all in an open iMac studio.
- Open media lab with seating for 58 users and 25 adjustable height workstations.
- A variety of computing options available to NAU users, including PC and Mac desktop computers, and PC and MAC lending laptops.
- PC desktops available to community users.
- Technology that helps make computing accessible to everyone.
- Color and black and white printing and scanning.
- Select furnishings feature wood and granite salvaged during library projects for library reuse.
- Energy-saving features including a plumbing system with low-flow faucets and toilets to reduce water use, an optimized heating and cooling system, and an energy-reducing lighting system.
- 17 group and 10 individual study rooms available for student checkout.
- 43 carrels available to graduate students and faculty.
- Quiet study area which includes 20 study desks, some with computers and an additional 50 quiet study seats.
- Silent study area that includes 36 desks and 16 seats at tables
- MakerLab with 20 3D printers, as well as tools and components for creating electronic devices. The MakerLab is open to NAU and CCC students, faculty and staff, and members of the public.
- 400-seat Assembly Hall for classes and events.
- Advanced technology in the 70-seat Learning Studio which is designed to increase engagement and learning while supporting innovative teaching methods.
- Scholars’ Corner Cafe offers beverages and light snacks during the academic year.
- Vending machines in the library provide snacks and cold beverages.
- Limestone and bronze sculpture in front of the library is “1996: The Year of Science” created by Budapest artist Peter Parkanyi Raab during his appointment as an NAU visiting artist.
- Stained glass windows in the Jean Collins Reading Room were a gift to the library and the university from Jean Collins, Emeritus Dean and University Librarian, upon her retirement. Local artist Vickie Belman created the windows from a joint design with Dean Collins.