H.F. Davis Library

Interior of the H.F. Davis LibraryH.F. Davis Library has a collection of over 30,000 items in a variety of formats for patron use. Our printed sources, including reference materials, fiction and non-fiction titles account for over 30,000 items in our collection. Audio-visual materials number over 5,000.  The periodical section contains over 250 choices of scientific, popular and current interest titles. Back issues of numerous periodicals can be found in microfiche and microfilm. 

Davis Library is a selective depository for federal government publications as well as a depository for the State of Kansas. Additionally, access can be gained to electronic sites for Kansas state government.

In addition to Internet abilities (including laptop connectivity for students and the general public), Davis Library offers several databases. Databases include but are not limited to:  Newsbank, Infotrac, CINAHL, FirstSearch, and A Matter of Fact. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services are available for those resources that are available in book format or are not available electronically. Other services provided by the library include fax and photocopy machines (change provided).



Mon-Thurs: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.Direct Line to the Library: 785.460.4689
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Fax: 785.460.4600
Saturday: CLOSEDDirector: 785.460.5487
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Inter-Library Loan/ Ordering: 785.460.4689


Reference: 785.460.4689
Government Publications/ Serials: 785.460.5480
Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Closed Saturday and Sunday 

Government Documents

Depository LibraryH.F. Davis Library is a congressionally-designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)."


Library Databases

H.F. Davis Library

The library subscribes to several databases including, but not limited to:

Access to databases is limited to CCC students.  Most databases are available on campus using IP recognition.

To access these databases off campus, refer to the list of login credentials or contact the library staff.

Card Catalog

Perform a search of the H.F. Davis card catalog.

Ask a Librarian

Library ServicesAsk a Librarian is a reference service provided by H.F. Davis Library. Questions will be answered within 24 hours, excluding weekends, holidays and vacations. Your questions should be clearly stated and factual in nature, rather than philosophical. For example, "What are the dates of the Boer War?" Philosophical questions such as "Does God exist?" cannot be answered through this service. 

Extensive research cannot be performed using this service. If you need assistance planning extensive research, contact the library at 785.460.4689 or e-mail tara.schroer@colbycc.edu.

Comprehensive Learning Center

Students who need help writing an essay, solving algebra problems or preparing for a test are encouraged to visit the Comprehensive Learning Center (CLC) in the H.F. Davis Library. Students will receive assistance from trained and certified peer tutors in the CLC at no cost!