About the Library


The Donald R. and Barbara D. Means Library is located on the first floor of Buescher Hall
at East Central College’s Union Campus.
The phone number is (636) 584-6560.
Our text number is (636) 333-1154.
Online assistance is also available at https://www.eastcentral.edu/library/get-help/

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2023 Fall Semester Hours

August 22, 2022 – December 13, 2022
Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 6:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
CLOSED Labor Day (Sept. 5), Fall Break (Oct. 13 & 14), Thanksgiving Holiday (Nov. 23-25)

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Interim  Hours

August 1 – August 19, 2022  *Friday Aug. 19 OPEN 1:00 – 2:00 PM ONLY
Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 2:00 pm

Donald R. and Barbara D. Mean Library

In February 2021 East Central College Library was named “Donald R. and Barbara D. Means Library” by a unanimous vote of the East Central College Board of Trustees. As a founding member of the ECC Board of Trustees, Donald R. Means, and his wife Barbara, supported educational growth and civic duties in the Franklin County area.

A ceremony dedicating the library as the “Donald R. and Barbara D. Means Library” was held on Nov. 9.

Mr. Means served 24 years as an ECC Trustee from 1968 to 1992. During that time, he served as board secretary for 16 years and board president for four years. After his passing in August 2020 the ECC Board of Trustees and Dr. Jon Bauer, ECC President, considered a way to honor his significant contributions to the college.

“Mr. Means was a voracious reader, so the library is a natural connection,” Dr. Bauer said.

Mr. Means was also a founding member of the Washington Rotary Club established in 1970.  He served two terms as club president.

“It takes a team to succeed and Don and Barbara were a team,” said John Vietmeier, Washington Rotary Club, past president.

Library Staff Directory 

Lisa Farrell – Director, Library Services
BH 163, 636-584-6558
Lisa.farrell@eastcentral.edu

Morgan Spangler – Emerging Technologies Librarian
BH 164, 636-584-6552
Morgan.spangler@eastcentral.edu

Eileen Derbyshire – Library Technician, Public Services  
BH 159, 636-584-6560
Eileen.derbyshire@eastcentral.edu

Hannah Jolley – Library Technician, Public Services
BH 159, 636-584-6559
Hannah.jolley@eastcentral.edu

 

Contact web editor at: lisa.farrell@eastcentral.edu