Okay, so the “secrecy” of the Full Sail Library may be a tad misleading – there are no mythical creatures roaming the halls at night, and we pulled nearly every book on the shelves without finding a single hidden bookcase passage. But since its grand re-opening in September, the Full Sail Library has quietly built its collection and added services that might serve as a surprise to some students and faculty members.
Libraries tend to have a reputation as being restrictive, sometimes-uncomfortable areas on college campuses – but Full Sail is a different kind of school, so it’s only fitting that its library is more aligned with our creative and communal environment. Students and faculty are able to check out magazines, movies, graphic novels, games, TV show seasons, ebooks, audiobooks, documentaries, tutorials, and more – and online students can also take advantage of the resources, as the Library staff makes regular shipments to students all over the country.
“We’ve really invited students and faculty to play a big role in building our collection,” says Kelly McCallister, Full Sail’s Director of Library Services. “Our content – from books to films to games to databases – is specific to the degree programs offered at Full Sail.”
The Library – which is the only printing station on campus – also showcases student work like student films and game projects. And to add to the communal atmosphere, there are also monthly Library Live events that give students an open space to watch a movie, listen to music, check out art, and more.
“Our goal is to make everyone on campus a part of the Library,” says Kelly. “Rather than be a place where anyone gets turned away, it should be a space where people can meet, work on group projects, get the materials and resources that they need, and enjoy all that we have to offer.”
The Full Sail Library is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., and Saturday – Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To find out more about upcoming events or the Library collection, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.