Newly remodeled in 2006, the Colina Library Wing is a part of the Kehrl Building and houses student study areas, the Writing Center, the student-run Highland Java Cafe and lounge, the M.J.J. Smith Room, the Olofsson Computer Classroom, the Stephen R. Christner Memorial Study Room and the John R. Smith Study Room.
Opened in 1996, the 8,000-square-foot library addition was made possible by a gift from John and Nancy Colina of Riverview. Both alumni of Michigan State University, they have two daughters who graduated from Alma: JoMarie Colina George ‘89 and Lori Colina Lee ‘90.
John Colina was a member of the Board of Trustees from 1989 to 2007.