The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees and College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at 1 p.m. to mark the official dedication of the new 52,435-square-foot library expansion project on the college’s main campus in Valencia.

Along with providing more study space and expanded computer access, the college’s expanded library is also the new home of The Learning Center (TLC), which offers students free tutoring in English, math, basic skills and many other subjects.

Now open, the new 41,000-square-foot TLC facility — which made up the largest portion of the expansion — includes several large group study areas, each equipped with touch-screen whiteboards. Instructors can also record lectures and class activities using the audio/visual “class capture” technology found in some of the new lab areas.

The roughly 10,000-square-foot expansion of the library’s second floor will provide students more computer access and workspace to help them study and prepare for exams. A large “information commons” area has also been devoted entirely to computer access.

Surrounding the information commons area is a lineup of study rooms for students to be able to study, view media and meet with classmates in a quiet setting. A new special collections space has also been dedicated to the display of the college’s historical archives and other rare books and objects donated by the community.

The Library and TLC Center are located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355.

For more information, visit canyons.edu.

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