Main Reference Desk
Stop by the Main Reference Desk on the first floor for assistance with
finding information about the Library and how to use the many resources
and services we make available to you. For more information, call (334)
the Library's online catalog allows you to search for materials in our
The Library subscribes to a variety of databases
that provide information on books, dissertations, encyclopedias, dictionaries,
articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers, and other materials.
Full text is available from many of our databases. The databases are
now easily accessible off campus by clicking on the
database name and typing in the required information. Call Randy Curtis
at (334) 229-6968 or Cedric Davis at (334) 229-6998 for assistance.
Many of our databases are also available through the Alabama
Virtual Library and are accessible from your home. You'll need to
set up an AVL account
through your Alabama local public library.
Because the Library subscribes to so many databases with full-text articles,
it is often difficult to determine which database provides access to
the articles you need. Check Serials
Solutions to determine if the full text of an article is accessible
through one or more of our databases.
The Curriculum Materials Center
on the second floor houses a collection of curriculum guides, motion
pictures, video cassettes, lesson plans, units, textbooks, school report
forms, bulletin board materials, education games, dictionaries, vertical
file materials, encyclopedias, and media software. For more information,
call (334) 229-4108.
This collection, located on the fourth floor of the Library, supports
the curriculum and research of the faculty, staff, and students of the
School of Health Sciences. For more information, call Inga Moten Health
Sciences Librarian at (334) 229-1074.
Journals, magazines, and newspapers to which the Library subscribes
are located on the third floor. To determine if the Library subscribes
to a particular title, do a "Journal Title Keyword" search
For additional assistance, call (334) 229-4111.
The National Center
for the Study of Civil Rights & African-American Culture
The National Center
includes the Library's Special Collections
and Archives, a collection of multi-media materials representing
African American life and the history of Alabama State University. The
National Center's exhibits and special events are held at 1345 Carter
Hill Road on the south edge of the ASU campus. For additional information
on the National Center, call Alecia Hoffman or Gwen Boyd at (334) 229-4876.
For Special Collections and Archives information, call (334) 229-4112.
The collections of other libraries in Montgomery are also available
for your research. You may check out materials from Auburn University
at Montgomery, Faulkner University, Huntingdon College, Troy State University
at Montgomery, and the Alabama Public Library Services by registering
for the Montgomery Higher
Education Consortium at the Circulation Desk on the first floor.
Before visiting these libraries, you may wish to search their online
Checking Out Library
As a student, you can check out materials at the Library's Circulation
Desk on the first floor using your validated ASU identification
card. Course reserves, materials placed on reserve by faculty, are kept
at the Circulation Desk. For information, call Rebecca Mohr at (334)
229-4637 or Robert Calloway at (334) 229-6826.
Study rooms are available on the third and fourth floors.
The Library can order materials not in our collection through Interlibrary
Loan. Interlibrary Loan forms are available at the desks on the
first, third, and fourth floors. You should allow at least one week
for materials to arrive. For assistance, call (334) 229-1074 or (334)
This program helps members of the
ASU community develop new as well as enhance existing skills for locating,
evaluating, and using information effectively and ethically. Check out
our growing collection of course
research guides. For more information, call Barbara Hightower Information
Literacy Librarian at (334) 229-6839.