In 2008, the Library was re-located to the West end of the D Building in the front of campus facing the Uliga Road. The CMI Library offers services to students and the community. Over 15,000 books have been selected for courses, general information, and reading enjoyment. The library subscribes to newspapers from Palau, Guam, Northern Marianas, and the Marshall Islands. Over 2,000 videos support the curriculum.
Maps, microfilms, posters, and reference materials offer both general and specialized information resources. The computerized Reference Center provides access to the library’s catalog and basic reference tools as well as electronic databases on a variety of topics: language, marine science, etc. EBSCOhost databases, accessible through the Internet, provide up-to-date indexing and full-text articles for thousands of general and academic journals. Children’s and young adult books are located in the Reading Room and there is an extensive paperback fiction collection for leisure reading.
The Micronesian Collection contains articles, books, government proceedings and documents, and reports on the area. Materials on the Marshall Islands are collected in depth and works on the local environment are well represented, as well as historical and cultural materials. Books in the collection are included in the library’s catalog and other materials are indexed in the Micronesian Collection Reference Files (MCRF) database by keyword,subject, geographical location, and author.
Tables and study carrels are located throughout the library. Instructors can have materials put on reserve for use in the library. Photocopies of library materials can be made by the library staff for a reasonable fee. Rules and regulations for checkout and library hours are posted. Reference computers are available for accessing the library catalog and electronic databases to support research and class assignments.