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New Library Opens At Central Park Campus In McKinney

June 6, 2008 - Visitors to the Central Park Campus are in store for a new sight.

Collin College opened its new library at the McKinney campus June 8. The new building totals 74,000 square feet to better accommodate students, faculty, staff and community visitors.

The new library includes a number of special features, including:

  • A Commons area for meetings, a place to study and host musical recitals. Also, popular reading materials, magazines, newspapers, audio books and videos will be available here.
  • The Central Perks Café serves espresso, coffee, tea, sandwiches, salads and more. In the café will be a “Librarian With a Latte,” a librarian available to answer questions and guide students to other parts of the facility.
  • The Consumer Health Information Center has a lot more room to operate. The center provides students or community members with a variety of health-related resources.
  • The new library has larger science model study and media rooms. Also, 13 new student study rooms are available, two of which are equipped with large monitors for group projects and multimedia presentations.
  • With the new building, the library will feature an integrated academic collection. For example, a person seeking information about the battle of Gettysburg can now find reference and circulating print books, video and audio media materials all in one place.

Central Park Campus library hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m.-9:45 p.m.; Friday, 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. (the library is closed on Sundays during June, July and August).

The Central Park Campus is located at 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney.

For more information, call 972.548.6860, e-mail or visit

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.