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  • Southern University and A & M College is a member of LOUIS (Louisiana Online University Information System) - the ON-LINE catalog of all academic libraries across the state.
  • Faculty can submit their book request via the WEB.
  • Faculty can submit their Reserve materials electronically.
  • Faculty can request ILL (Interlibrary Loan) materials ON-LINE.
  • Faculty and Ph.D. students (only) may check books out for a semester, but must return or renew the books at the end of each semester.
  • SU subscribes to a Document Delivery system called (SU Uncover).
  • The Library is a part of DEED-Net (Distance Education Electronic Delivery Network).
  • The Library has several FULL-TEXT database available via the Web.
  • The Library has an Electronic Reference service called "ASK A LIBRARIAN".
  • Faculty and graduate students may obtain a LALINC card from the Circulation Desk to check out materials from participating LALINC Libraries in the state.
  • Faculty can access the Library's ON-LINE catalog from their office, home or any computer with Internet access.
  • The Library displays NEW BOOKS on the 1st floor near the Circulation Desk.
  • Students and faculty can access reserved course materials on the Web via ERL (Electronic Reserve Library).
  • The Music Listening Center (MLC) has been upgraded.
  • The Library has several Mobile computing workstations available for checkout by University faculty.  This workstation includes a Laptop computer, INFOCUS Projection System and Projection Screen.

  • The Library is an $11 million facility with over  1 million volumes and was built in 1984.
  • There are 4 floors with a seating capacity of 1,400 and over 154,400 square feet of space.
  • The Library subscribes to 1,967 journals.
  • Forty-five (45) CD-ROM drives are available on the Local Area Network (LAN).
  • Twenty-Five (45) CD-ROM databases are loaded on the LAN.
  • All Library faculty and staff have e-mail addresses, access to the Internet, and PCs on their desks.
  • The Library Learning Resource Center (LLRC) has over 60 computers available for student use  as well as two Xerox copier/printers and one color laser printer.
  • The LLRC provides the latest versions of word processing, desktop publishing and spreadsheet applications software.  Internet access is also available on all workstations.
  • The LLRC has three multimedia graphic workstations with scanners.
  • The J. Bennett Johnston Teleconferencing Room is located on the 4th floor.  This distance learning facility accommodates 30 users.
  • Faculty and students using the Library have access to the Internet on three floors.
  • A Systems & Technology Office was established in 1993 and is responsible for all technology in the Library.  A Library Automation Advisory Committee assists this office and the Dean on technology matters.
  • The Library has written grants which have been funded and has been co-investigators with other departments on several other funded grants.
  • The Library utilizes the team approach in providing resources and services to the faculty, staff, students and administrators.
  • The Library publishes a popular quarterly newsletter,CADE Books and Bytes, which can be accessed through the Internet at
  • E-mail addresses for students are provided by the Library Learning Resource Center (LLRC).
  • In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Library provides facilities to meet the needs of the disable.
  • Special collections includes S. U. Archives, Camille S. Shade African-American Collection, and the Music Listening Center.
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