- 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 229-4110.
the Library's online catalog allows you to search for materials in
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
easily accessible off campus by clicking on the database
name and typing in the required information. Call Cedric Davis at 229-6998
or Randy Curtis at 229-5604 for assistance. If you have not checked
out materials from the Library, stop by the Circulation Desk to register
so that you can access the databases off campus.
Many of our databases
are also available through the Alabama
Virtual Library and are accessible from your home. You can set up
an AVL account
through your Alabama local public library. AVL provides backup access
to databases if the University server experiences difficulties.
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 discover if the full text of an article is accessible
through one or more of our databases.
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 229-4108.
Science Ready Reference & Circulating Collections
located on the fourth floor of the Library, support the curriculum and
research of the faculty, staff, and students of the College of Health
Sciences. For more information, call Inga Moten, Health Science Librarian
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" search in HORNetCat.
For additional assistance, call 229-4111.
- The The The National Center PortalPortalfor the Study of Civil Rights & African-American Culture
The The National Center Portalincludes the Library's Special
Collections and Archives, a collection of multimedia materials representing
African American life and the history of Alabama State University. The
The National Center Portal'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 The National Center Portal, call Gwen Boyd at 229-4876. For Special Collections
and Archives information, call Linda Harvey at 229-4112.
Higher Education Consortium
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
Montgomery Higher Education Consortium at the Circulation Desk on
the first floor. Before visiting these libraries, you may wish to search
- Checking Out
As faculty or staff,
you can check out materials at the Library's Circulation
Desk on the first floor using your ASU identification card. Course
reserves are kept at the Circulation Desk. For information, call Rebecca
Mohr at 229-4637 or Robert Calloway at 229-6826.
- Study Rooms
Study rooms are available on the third and fourth floors.
- Interlibrary Loan
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 229-6835 or 229-4160.
- Information Literacy Program
helps members of the ASU community develop new and 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 at