About the Library
The library is located in the James W. Miller Learning Resources Center and serves all disciplines of the university, along with students, faculty, staff, and community members in Central Minnesota. The Miller Center opened in August 2000, providing a state-of-the-art facility for accessing information and technology.
The library collection consists of 2.767 million print and non-print items for the academic community, with more than 570,000 books and 1.9 million units of microform, including federal and state documents. The collection also contains nearly 1,000 print and more than 15,000 electronic periodical subscriptions, 1,500 maps, and 26,000 non-print items (computer software, compact discs, videotapes, DVDs, films, etc.). The electronic catalog is available on the World Wide Web. Numerous online databases are also available. St. Cloud State University is a member of the MINITEX network system of Minnesota, which provides access to all major library collections of Minnesota, as well as those in North Dakota and South Dakota. Materials from other libraries can be obtained through Interlibrary Loan at no cost to the user. Laptop computers are also available for short-term checkout from the library.
The James W. Miller Learning Resources Center has more than 235,000 square feet of assignable space and offers an inviting environment to serve all types of academic needs. Included in the Miller Center library are more than 750 study tables, each with data and power connections for laptop computers, and wireless Internet access is available throughout the building. There are 474 lounge seats, and 16 student study rooms, each equipped with a computer, TV, VCR, and DVD/CD player. The NASA Educational Resource Center, the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, the Multicultural Resource Center, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are also located in the Miller Center.