The mission of the Shea Library is to assist the American International College community in their quest for knowledge by providing resources and services that support information literacy, encourage life-long learning and promote personal fulfillment.
The Shea Library is open to AIC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public. We offer computers for drop-in use by the AIC community, group study rooms, copiers, reference and research help, and much more. Because of the unique history of this college and the gifts which have been bequeathed to the library, the college has been blessed with items which have been studied and examined for their historical content by writers and scholars.
Fall 2016, the first floor of the Shea Library was transformed into the state-of-the-art learning commons. The learning commons features significant technological upgrades, including laptop and docking stations as well as traditional desktop computers. A variety of study area configurations are available to accommodate different styles of preparation and learning, including independent and small group collaborative zones with soft seating, study tables, bookable boxes (study rooms), as well as a food kiosk with booths and café-style seating. The flag room serves as a large group collaborative zone featuring several furniture configurations, as well as a video projection option and whiteboard space.
See the Shea Library gallery images for a virtual tour of the learning commons.
Our archives contain college memorabilia from scrapbooks and photographs to films and videotapes of documented events. The accomplishments of AIC’s illustrious alumni and faculty can be found recorded here.
AIC students, faculty, and staff have access to over 70 databases of newspapers, scholarly articles, ebooks, journals and more through the Shea Library’s LibGuides site (login is required). Popular databases include:
Current students can access information about the Shea Library through myAIC (login is required). Go here to find information on eBooks, research guides, and library policies.
Guests are defined as any visitors to James J. Shea Sr. Memorial Library who are not currently active American International College students, faculty, or staff. Guests are welcome to use Shea Library Monday through Friday during standard business hours, 7:45am to 4:30pm. After 4:30pm weekdays, and at all times on weekends, the library is only open to A.I.C. students, faculty, and staff.
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