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About the Library

The mission of the Lake Forest College Office of Library & Information Technology is to provide and facilitate the use of technology and information resources in support of the pursuit of academic excellence.

Facts About the Library

Our benefactors: Elliott Donnelley and Laurence (“Larry”) R. Lee

Floorplans and offices

Library call number scheme

273,114 books

2,540 current journals, magazines, and newspapers

6,978 videos and DVDs

1,965 music recordings

4,500 new items added each year

400 seats

5 study rooms

135 computer stations

Wireless network throughout the building

300 prints allocated per student per semester

87 hours open per week during the academic year

24 hour computer lab and study space available to students

72,000 square feet

Cost of 20032004 renovation and new construction: $18 million

Director: James R. Cubit

25 staff

10 librarians

50 student staff