Library Information

Jon Hassler Library

Jon Hassler: The library is named after a world-renowned Minnesota author and former Brainerd Community College English and Humanities instructor who taught here for 12 years from 1969 to 1980. 

The Library: The library’s physical collection contains over 40,000 books and media. The library also includes study rooms, computers (in-library use and to borrow), printers, a copier/scanner, and research assistance. The online catalog provides access to the physical collection, eBooks, and countless online magazine, journal, and newspaper articles. The library’s homepage is 

Skone Conservatory housing the Humphrey Center for American Indian Studies: The Skone Conservatory was created through a generous financial donation by Terry Skone, which provided for its construction and the artifact displays. Pete Humphrey, a Brainerd banker, part-time Anthropology instructor at CLC, and white man inducted into the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe, collected more than 200 Ojibwe artifacts, of which many are on display. The printed book collection includes more than 3200 titles.

Heritage Center: The Heritage Center is dedicated to former Minnesota Senator Gordon Rosenmeier (Little Falls), who at one time represented this area. Upon his death, his estate established a board of directors dedicated to promoting and advancing state and local government education. The board provides several forums throughout the year. The book collection of approximately 3,000 titles is political science-related. 

W.P.A. (Works Progress Administration) artwork: The paintings located in the Heritage Center are one-third of a collection found in an old barn near Walker, Minnesota. They are held by CLC, Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids, and Hibbing Community College. During the Great Depression, the federal government paid artists to paint and sell their works. These unsold works were distributed between the three colleges as government agencies who could maintain and curate the works. 

Flags: The approximately 50 flags in the library represent the countries from which students have attended CLC. 

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