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Today's Library
Today's Library
(Whitworth Library 2003) Today the library is not only the center for student research and study, but is located at the center of the campus. The library has also been expanding and growing as the center of the campus throughout its history. Even when it was located in the only building on the Whitworth Campus in the 1920’s the library was still the place where students allowed their minds to grow and expand. The library meets the needs of all the students attending Whitworth College as well as the faculty, staff, pastors, alumni and the Spokane community. The library holds 165,000 volumes which include books, periodicals, and microfilm. The library also contains the Leonard B. Martin Memorial Music Library, the Education Curriculum Library, a reference department, a special collection of over 1,500 books in the Floyd Daniel Photography Collection, the instructional technology and media services labs and a special collections library that includes non-circulating books and periodicals to save for long-term preservation. The archive room is also located in the library on the first floor, and collects the history of the college and Pacific Northwest Protestant history. The library has grown over the ages into the campus center. Many students spend their study time working in the study rooms, meeting for group projects, researching, working in the computer labs or enjoying the library collections. “The education of the heart and mind” is found at the center of campus in the library because of the education through its many books and extensive special collections available to the students as well as its ability to allow people to find their own hearts in the heart of the campus—the library.

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