|Monday-Thursday||8:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||2:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.|
The Columbia College Language Lab offers computerized instruction to aid students studying Spanish and English as a second or other language (ESOL). Software is available for the computers specially housed in the IS Center. These computers are in their own sound proof booths, as listening skills are an important focus of language acquisition. Both the Spanish program and the ESOL program accompany texts used at the College. This facility is open to students concurrent with walk-in lab availability.
The staff of the J.W. and Lois Stafford Library assist students in locating materials
for daily class assignments and individual research projects. The library has a
collection of over 60,000 books; subscribes to over 500 periodicals and newspapers; and
has a sizable collection of microfilm and audiovisual materials. Stafford Library
provides copy machines and typewriters for student use.
Students have access to the libraries of the University of Missouri, Stephens College, William Woods University, Lincoln University and Westminster College. The Daniel Boone Regional Library, located a mile from Columbia College, is another locally available resource for students. Stafford Library also provides end-user access to the online catalog at the University of Missouri, and it offers interlibrary loan service to obtain materials not found in the Columbia area libraries. Access to COIN (Columbia Online Information Network) and the Internet is available to all library users.
To provide students with the newest and most useful research materials, Stafford Library is equipped with INFOTRAC on CD-ROM. This is an index to over 1500 journals in all subject areas. Business NewsBank, an index to articles on every facet of business throughout the United States, provides information from over 400 newspapers. First Search, an interactive on-line system which provides access to over 55 databases, is also available. EBSCOhost, an online periodical index, is accessed through the Internet. Stafford Library has a designated area for students to listen to records, cassette tapes, and compact disks.
The Curriculum Resource Center in Stafford Library houses a collection of textbooks, kits, and games; juvenile fiction and non-fiction; and monographs on lesson planning, curriculum development, and classroom management to support The Teacher Education program.