The Elizabeth Sturm Library at Truckee Meadows Community College was founded in 1971.
Initially, the library was the North Campus Learning Resource Center of Western Nevada Community College, and the materials were housed at the Stead Branch of Washoe County Public Library. In 1976, a formal library was put in place by Elizabeth Sturm, the first librarian. Ms. Sturm was instrumental in establishing this library, as well as others throughout the state.
In December, 1979, the WNCC-North campus became Truckee Meadows Community College, and the library became its own entity. When she retired in 1988, Sturm was honored for her years of service and dedication by having the library at TMCC named for her.
The library has moved several times since 1971, but it now has a dedicated building on campus. The facility has approximately 33,000 square feet, a seating capacity of 225, and a lovely view of the Truckee Meadows area. It opened on January, 22, 1996.
See Also: Library Mission Statement
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