Library

Dean Kelly Peterson-Fairchild
Location: Holland Centennial Commons, Floors 2, 2M, and 3
Library Adminstration (435) 652-7710
Circulation Desk: (435) 652-7714
Reference Desk: (435) 634-2081
Special Collections: (435) 634-2087
Website: http://library.dixie.edu

The Dixie State University Library is located in the Holland Centennial Commons and supports the instructional and research needs of the DSU community. The Library is also a part of Utah Academic Library Consortium, which provides many shared resources with other institutions in the state.

Students have access to over 220,000 print and electronic books, over 20,000 DVD's, CD's and other AV material, and almost 432,000 streaming audio albums and video files. The library also provides access to more than 120 electronic databases and more than 40,000 print and electronic magazines, journals, and newspapers which can be accessed 24 hours a day. Professors can put textbooks and class material on reserve at the circulation desk on the second floor that students can check out for designated periods of time. Students, faculty, and staff also have access to a VCR, a Blu-ray player, smart boards, whiteboards, and are able to check out markers at the circulation desk. The Special Collections & Archives area on the third floor features rare books, photographs, local histories, archival materials (including old yearbooks) plus material on Utah’s Dixie, the Arizona Strip, the Big Muddy Region of Nevada, and Dixie State University and a unique collection of Oral Histories.

The Holland Centennial Commons is the information hub for the campus, with comfortable furniture, an information commons with over 160 computers, collaborative learning spaces, areas for quiet study, with study spaces located on all floors. Reference librarians are available to help support research needs. IT services for students and faculty are available at four Information Desks throughout the library. The library is open 96 hours each week during fall and spring semesters. For additional information please go to the library website.

LIB 1010Information Literacy1

The library supports an online one-credit course. The purpose of the course is to provide beginning research skills to students to teach them how to access and critically evaluate information to meet their research and academic needs. Students access the course through Canvas, the campus online course management system.  The course consists of various modules with a final exam. This course will count towards the information literacy graduation requirement.