JOE DINI LIBRARY & STUDENT CENTER
WESTERN NEVADA COLLEGE
The Joe Dini, Jr. Library and Student Center occupies a prominent location at the terminus of the College’s access road, providing a strong visual image at the entrance to campus.
The 35,000 square foot building features a 25,000 square foot Library and 10,000 square foot Student Center. In response to the importance of information technology, the Library contains a large Electronic Commons area featuring 40 computer workstations for research and data retrieval. In addition to the information resources, printed materials are housed in a large reading room with a capacity of 50,000 volumes and a variety of seating and studying spaces.
The Student Center is made up of recreational, athletic and administrative spaces for the student body and WNC staff. The building utilizes environmental principles such as drought-tolerant landscaping, daylighting, recycled materials, energy efficient heating and cooling, and lighting controls.
“Spend Billions and They Will Come”, Library Journal, December 2004