The John Bassett Memorial Library has undergone major renovations and has reopened as the new Library Learning Commons. It currently houses a collection of nearly 600,000 items including books, journals, sound recordings, video and DVD recordings, and other audiovisual and non-print materials. In addition, online periodical databases and numerous electronic resources provide extensive access to information in all disciplines.
The facilities include seminar rooms and areas suitable for group study as well as individual study carrels. There are comfortable lounge areas where students can relax and chat with friends. Guides and study aids for research in all academic disciplines are available in print or on the library’s webpage.
Please note that the library is completely wheelchair accessible.
All full-time Champlain-Lennoxville students are admitted without charge to the John H. Price Sports and Recreation Centre upon presentation of their student identification card at the control desk. The Sports Centre underwent a major overhaul (doubled in size) for the first time since 1975. The $30 million expansion and the modernization renovation of the older portion are almost complete. The complex provides the opportunity for sports and recreational experiences to all campus and local community members.
The John H. Price Sports and Recreation Centre previously housed a double gymnasium for basketball volleyball and badminton, with bleachers seating 1,200 spectators; a six-lane, 25-meter swimming pool equipped with diving boards and platform; 6 squash courts, 10 outdoor tennis courts including 6 lighted play areas, and facilities for gymnastics, combatives, aerobics, yoga, pilates, fitness, weight-training and indoor jogging. Some highlights of the new expansion include an 800-seat arena that replaced the dated W. B. Scott rink, a double gym, a 4000 square foot fitness room, new changing rooms, and a terrace.
Other campus sports facilities include Coulter Field Stadium, a lighted 2000-seat stadium with a FieldTurf® synthetic surface; a meticulously groomed 9-hole golf course, and a number of playing and practice fields. Unique in Canada, the campus offers 7 km of cross-country ski trails, the only one that boosts Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) certified trails on a university campus. It features groomed trails, both classic and skate style.
The Sports Medicine clinic is situated in the Sports Centre and provides services to our student-athletes (free of charge), and to the general student population and community patients at competitive prices. This arrangement and quality of care are rarely found in Quebec Cégeps. The clinic benefits from the most modern equipment available and is staffed by three certified athletic therapists, an orthopedic surgeon, physiotherapists, and student assistants.
The Health Clinic is also situated in the Sports Centre and is available to both Champlain and Bishop’s students upon presentation of their Medicare card.