Welcome! Cannell Library and the Information Commons at CTC support teaching and learning at Clark College. The Library faculty and staff guide students and others in the use of technology to access information.

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Clark College Libraries collaborate with the other departments in the Clark Libraries and Academic Success Services (CLASS) unit to develop an annual operational plan.

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The library found its humble beginnings in 1933 as just a couple of parlor rooms in the Queen Anne style, brick house that still stands at 13th and Main. Here it served the first ever class of Clark Junior College (as it was then known). The parlor rooms were both adorned with marble fireplaces and large tables flanked by simple chairs produced by a local lumber mill. Fifty-seven years and five campuses later, the library opened in its present day location in September 1990 with a dedication on November 7th as the Lewis D. Cannell Library, deriving its namesake from Dr. Lewis D. Cannell who served as Dean of Clark College for 35 years. It is in this space that students, faculty, staff, and Vancouver residents can today find the support they need in navigating their research and informational pursuits. For a more detailed account of the library's history, visit the History of Clark College Libraries LibGuide.  

Partnerships and Initiatives

The Libraries work collaboratively with the Clark College community and our consortium partners, in the Washington Community and Technical College system and the Orbis Cascade Alliance to ensure successful student learning outcomes. More...

Giving Opportunities

The Clark College Foundation provides crucial financial support to the Clark College Libraries. Your donation to the Foundation's Library fund ensures the college community has access to high quality library resources and services. More... 

Statement on Harmful Language

The Cannell Library strives to create an inclusive and respectful environment for all users. We want to acknowledge that offensive or harmful language can appear in various forms of library resources and their content. If you encounter such language, please bring it to our attention using this form, so we can address it appropriately. More information is available from the Library’s Statement on Harmful Language. More...