The design and construction of the Paul A. Elsner Library and High Technology Center allows Mesa Community College to:
- expand library programs and services
- consolidate the administrative and academic support programs throughout the campus
- address the needs of information literacy and life long learning
- provide facilities for new learning and information access approaches
The building encompasses 92,069 square feet, which is about two-and-a-half times the size of the previous Mesa Community College Library.
Four state-of-the-art classrooms are located in the building. Two of the first floor classrooms are mediated training classrooms, with twenty-four computer workstations or laptops and one instructor workstation in each room. The third classroom on the first floor is a large, multi-purpose community room which holds up to 75 people classroom-style (or more if seating is arranged in theater-style). The first floor classroom, LB144, is the focal point for MCC's premiere program in library and information literacy instruction.
All three floors include space for leading-edge computer hardware and software. The first floor has 219 computer workstations, and provides access to multimedia production tools for students, faculty and staff.
The second floor has 107 computer workstations, and a Reference Consultation area including three computer workstations.
The third floor provides space, power, and wireless access for students with their own devices.
The Learning Enhancement Center on the first floor provides tutoring for academic courses to students in person, on the phone, and at remote site locations. The Center's classroom includes 10 computers for students to access tutorials and instructional aids.
The College's administrative offices are housed on the third floor.
The library's administration, including faculty librarian offices, are on the second floor.
A Reading Room overlooking the entire campus is located on the third floor. This room is used by students, faculty and staff for quiet reading and special events.