The new L Building (1970). (Notice that the sign says "Books & Things")
The Beginning of the Rogue Community College Library
Rogue Community College was born in the fall of 1970 when the voters of Josephine County passed a bond to fund the college. Thanks to their vision, hundreds of thousands of local residents in Josephine and Jackson counties have been able to further their skills and realized their dreams for a better life.
When the school was built, the library was established at the same time because libraries are essential for institutions of higher learning. Fun fact: the L-Building at Redwood campus was so-named because it originally housed the Library. In December 1971, the Southern Oregon Education Association donated 7,000 books to the library, including a first edition copy of "Tom Sawyer."