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SIPI STAFF & FACULTY: BIE Email has migrated to Office 365.  On our website go to "Employee Resources," and click on New BIE Email (Office 365) for more information.          To our visitors, welcome to SIPI, Home of the Eagles!

SIPI Library

Hello SIPI,
I hope this email finds you healthy, happy and motivated during these uncertain days we are experiencing.  I would like to provide a brief email on SIPI Library related information.
SIPI Library is closed for checkout of physical items.  If you checked anything out during the SPRING 2020 trimester, please do not worry about an overdue fee.  Our auto-generated emails might sound stringent but please be assured that your health and well-being are number one during this COVID-19 Pandemic.  With that in mind, we will not add any bills for any SPRING 2020 checked out items although we will reach out and assist you in ways of returning books, dvds and calculators in the near future.
Students and Instructors, SIPI Library does have online database access to academic journals, reference and national news through the EBSCO, Credo andAmerica's News databases.  There is also access to full-text electronic books through several EBSCO Databases.  Please email me directly for authentication to access the databases.  
Jolene Manus
SIPI Librarian
SIPI Library Mission

SIPI Library will advance quality student learning by providing access to resources, collaborate on information literacy instruction, and administer related academic information services to support the curricula.


SIPI Library Goals
  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement through ongoing assessment of library services.
  • Provide physical and digital academic resources that advance research and education.
  • Build collaborations to support faculty, staff and student scholarship.
  • Teach the SIPI community to be effective users and producers of information to meet their academic needs and in preparation of a lifetime of learning.
  • Disseminate the library’s resources and services to the SIPI community.


SIPI Library
Student Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Inquire, think critically and gain knowledge to develop a research approach that produces results or can be modified to produce results.
  • Assess the value of an information source to make an informed decision about the appropriateness of its use.
  • Interpret and analyze the results of the research process in order to use the information appropriately and ethically.
SIPI Library Hours
Monday - Thursday   8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Friday  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Jolene Manus
SIPI Librarian
(505) 792-4498
^Start Your Research Here^

America’s Historical Newspapers (1690-2000)  - News articles covering topics in government, politics, social issues, culture, literature discoveries and other articles exactly as they appeared in print from primary sources.


America’s News  - Comprehensive news collection ideal for exploring issues at the local, regional and national level. Content is easily searched and sorted through an intuitive, map-based interface.


EBSCO Publishing Database   - Access to EBSCO Publishing Databases