Library & Supplemental Resources
Our Library is situated on the first floor of the 1409 building and houses more than 15,000 items relating to Ai York’s areas of study and topics of interest to students, including more than 1,500 DVDs. Because our Library is also a part of the York County Public Library System, students have access to an additional 600,000+ items from the other county libraries. Books, DVDs, and other resources from those libraries can be delivered to the Ai York Library within a couple days for students, faculty, and staff to check out. Beyond York County, we have access to items throughout Pennsylvania and across the United States through our cooperative memberships.
The Library also houses more than a dozen computers, several scanners, a color printer, a light table, and a color copier. Intended to be a quiet study space on campus, noise levels are kept down so students working on projects can concentrate with minimal distraction. The Library is open on weekdays and several Saturdays throughout each academic quarter.
Whether physically in the Library or not, students also have 24/7 access to a number of online resources to enhance their learning experience. From reference and research databases to video tutorials on software programs to stock images and music, Ai York’s electronic resources are a rich source of information and are available wherever students have Internet access.
Ai York’s Library is staffed by a full-time Library Director, two part-time Library Assistants, and several student workers, all trained to help students find the information they need to be successful.
In addition to the library, two of our programs have additional resource areas in the 1409 building that contain materials specific to that course of study. The Interior Design Resource Room, located on the second floor, has catalogs from furniture manufacturers and a wide selection of fabric samples used for window treatments, wall covering or upholstery books, tile samples, paint swatches, etc. The Fashion Retail Management Resource Area includes sewing machines, mannequins, and materials used for visual merchandising.