The library is often at the heart of a college campus.
The largeness of the space, the silence that reigns there and the long rows of books may scare off a student. But studying at the Markosian Library has more than one benefit.
At the library, a student quickly understands that their universe has changed. In college, one hour of class is often equivalent to one or two hours of personal research — a ratio that forces some students to change their study habits.
“I try to spend a few hours when I stay on campus because I know I do not work too badly when I am at the library,” says Jason Bassett, a 24-year-old student.
Salt Lake Community College offers a vast array of books to support you in your research. The cozy atmosphere of the reading rooms also promotes concentration.
“We do not have external temptations, I think the students who come here will be more likely to succeed,” says SLCC student Olivia Young.
The other huge advantage of the library is its reliability. In a digital world where information is abundant but unreliable, the works referenced in the library are relevant sources.
Students who visit the library will also have access to a selection of DVDs situated in the multimedia software lab. Additionally, a computer lab is available for students to research and submit assignments.
Rooms for group study
The library at South City Campus also offers small workspaces upstairs.
Group assignments are common, which is why students are in demand of small, isolated and soundproofed rooms. The workspaces at South allow students to work together without any interruptions.
The Markosian Library also has designated areas for workgroups in order to not disturb the peace of other students.
Once familiar with the place and its resources, SLCC students should get into the habit of using a library for a quiet, studious atmosphere.