About the Library

students overlook the mountains in the library's quiet study room


The Marydean Martin Library is a network of services, spaces, and expertise dedicated to leveraging technology and evidence-based practices to create exemplary learning experiences.


As the first “bookless” academic library in the state of Nevada, the Marydean Martin Library focuses its effort on improving outcomes for the College’s largely first-generation, diverse, and underrepresented student population. The library regularly partners with faculty on course design; enhances the affordability of course content with open educational resources; and collaborates with faculty to integrate new technology such as 3D printing services into the curriculum. The Library also has a deep collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research that has led to research findings indicating that students who use the library’s digital collections and services have improved research assignment grades, semester GPA, academic standing, and one-term retention.

Library Advisory Boards

Student Advisory Board

  • Laura Brown
  • Alyssa Cortes
  • Karen Espinoza
  • Gabriella Joseph

Faculty Advisory Board

  • Dr. Samantha Oliphant, Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • LaTricia Perry, Nursing
  • Janice Le, Administration
  • Dr. Amanda VandeHei, Education