Open Book Collection

The Open Book Collection exists to meet your extracurricular reading, viewing, and gaming interests. Find browsable sections such as Fiction, Travel, Graphic Novels, Videos and more. The collection is located in Room 1250, on the east side of the first floor of College Library, adjacent to The Open Book Café.

Board Games

College Library recently expanded its selection of board games that can either be played in the library or checked out for 14 days. Popular titles such as Apples to Apples, Exploding Kittens, The Settlers of Catan (and various expansion packs), Mental Floss, and Twilight Struggle make up some of the eighty-four titles available.

Browse the board game collection through the Library Catalog.

Books

In keeping with the informal nature of the Open Book Collection, books are usually purchased in paperback editions. Topics include, but are not limited to sports, hobbies and crafts, cooking and gardening, travel, science fiction, mysteries, graphic novels and popular fiction. Digital audio books are also featured here.

Magazines

College Library maintains a general selection of popular magazines in the Open Book Collection. There are currently over eighty titles all available to browse, such as: Bicycling, CosmopolitanCurveThrasher, and Mother Jones. Popular magazines that complement College Library’s special Ethnic Studies Collection are also available in Open Book.

The library retains the current and previous month’s issues. Magazines cannot be checked out, however, the collection is available for reading enjoyment anywhere inside the library.

Browse the magazine collection through the Library Catalog.

Movies

College Library collects popular movies in the Open Book collection. These DVDs are available to be checked out for two weeks.

Browse the Open Book Video Collection through the Library Catalog.

Other College Library collections include feature-films, the complete BBC series of Shakespeare’s works, some complete television series, and a wide variety of documentaries. These items can be checked out for various loan periods, usually longer than videos in the Open Book collection. Most of these items are in DVD format, but some are VHS. DVD and VHS players are available to view videos at College Library.

Browse videos in the Main Collection through the Library Catalog.

Music

College Library owns over a thousand music CDs from a wide variety of genres. The collection includes work from AFI to Zap Mama, Beethoven to Beirut, and everything in between. CDs can be checked out by students for 28 days and can be renewed twice. Organized by artist, this collection is fairly easy to browse and gets significant use.

Browse the music collection through the Library Catalog.

Video Games

College Library collects video games for the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. There are nearly 200 games in our collection, including The Last of Us, Grand Theft Auto 5, Assassin’s Creed, Tomb Raider, and more. Games are available in the Open Book collection on the first floor and may be checked out for two weeks.

Browse the video game collection through the Library Catalog.