"All of the pieces were ready to fall into place. The timing was right, the setting suitable, and the community receptive to the development of a college geared to the specialized needs of the 1950s. Lansing Community College was, so to speak, “waiting in the wings” to emerge as a vital part of mid-Michigan’s educational pulse—waiting to step into the role of education as a lifelong process."
Excerpt from A College for all Seasons: A History of Lansing Community College 1957 - 1987 available at LCC Library. Find answers to the questions below and more:
- How many students enrolled in LCC in 1957 when it opened its doors?
- How many faculty members were part of the first teaching staff?
- What was the resident tuition rate in 1965?
"When my financial aid money hasn’t come through, I use textbooks from the Library. It’s also helpful if I forget my books, then I come to the Library to do homework.” Carly Cosper, LCC Student"
Save a Buck or $100. Use Textbooks on Reserve!
Yup, that’s right, you can borrow textbooks from the Library. If you’re enrolled in a core course, your textbook is available on reserve in the Library. If you’re not taking a core course, fear not! Your textbook might still be on reserve, or we may even have an older edition you can check out for a longer period. Check the Library catalog to find older editions of textbooks. As a bonus, we even have those fancy expensive calculators for you to borrow.
Be sure to get all the details about textbooks on reserve from our website before you travel to campus to check out books. You can also call the Checkout Desk at 517-483-1626 for information about course reserves.
In case you’re asking yourself, “What the heck are reserves?” let us demystify our lingo for you: Reserves, also known as Course Reserves, are items housed at the Checkout Desk with loan periods ranging from 2 hours to 1 week. Some items can’t even leave the Library. Items on reserve include some textbooks, along with other items requested or provided by instructors.
So, while you can’t keep reserve items for the entire semester, they can help you get started, or with some minor inconvenience, help you save a whole lotta money.
Good luck this semester and be on the lookout for more #starpower power-ups from the Library.
Students can get help with Desire2Learn every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Learning Commons in the Computer Tutoring Room (Rm 108, Arts and Sciences Building).