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About the Library

The Donald R. Welter Library supports the research needs of students, faculty, staff and the community through the collection and maintenance of physical and electronic resources. The library provides access to print and electronic books, compact discs, audiobooks, DVD’s, online research databases and interlibrary loan services. Individual and group instruction on the use of library resources is available and research assistance is provided virtually and in-person.

Other resources in the library include computers and printers, a photocopier and scanner, wireless internet access and group study rooms. A limited number of laptop computers, webcams, and headsets are also available for loan to currently enrolled students. Books may be borrowed for 28 days and renewed in person or over the phone. CD’s and DVD’s may be borrowed for two weeks. Instructor reserve materials may be borrowed for 2 hours for use within the library only. Everyone borrowing library materials is responsible for returning the materials in good condition. If library materials are lost or damaged, students will be charged for the replacement of the item. If overdue items are not returned, a block will be placed on the student’s account.


The Donald R. Welter Library is committed to providing resources and services that support and enhance the mission, goals and philosophy of the Three Rivers campus of Connecticut State Community College.

The Library fulfills its mission through the successful completion of the following objectives:

  • Develop the library collections to meet the teaching and research needs of Three Rivers’ faculty, staff, and students.
  • Support the instructional programs of the college by providing timely and relevant print and non-print resources for students, staff, faculty and the general public.
  • Teach information literacy skills that will provide students with the ability to locate evaluate and use information to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners.
  • Provide qualified and concerned staff committed to serving the needs of students, faculty, staff and the community.
  • Provide facilities and resources that encourage innovation, learning and community service. Develop and implement instruments (e.g. surveys and focus groups) to assess library services on a continuous basis and subsequently make improvements to library services based on assessment findings.
  • Strive to maintain sound fiscal planning and practice.