The Archives department is located
on the third floor (3rd) of the Library. The collection is a repository
for the official records and archival materials of Southern University
and the surrounding community. This is a research area only. Archival
materials do not circulate however a copy machine is accessible for duplicating
ART & ARCHITECTURE LIBRARY
This branch library is
located on the second floor of the Engineering West Building within
the School of Architecture, serving the informational needs of the arts
and architecture departments. The collection consists of traditional
library materials including books, journals, pamphlets, maps, charts,
slides, films, filmstrips, microfiche, and other formats.
CAMILLE SHADE COLLECTION
The Camille Shade Collection,
contains books and other resources by and about African-Americans. It
is located on the third floor of the Library. Materials from this collection
must be used within the reading room, where both microform and photocopying
machines are available.
Located on the first floor,
the Circulation department is where materials are checked out and returned.
To check out materials, a patron must have a current student or faculty
ID. Undergraduate students may check out books for 3 weeks, graduate
students and faculty a semester. One renewal is granted if the book
is not in demand. Fines are charged beginning the day after the due
date. Fines for overdue books are 25 cents per day. The maximum fine
is $50 per book.
This is a digitizedcollection
of course reserve materials, which are made available to students and
faculty via the Library's Local Area Network and the Internet.
Southern University faculty,
staff and graduate students may request material through Interlibrary
Loan. for books and other library resources not in Southern University
Provides assistance to
library patrons needing directions to specific areas in the library
or help in using CLAS, the online public catalog or the (Local Area
Network) LAN system.
LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER (LLRC)
The Library Learning Resource
Center is a state-of-the-art computer center located on the second floor
of the Library. The center is comprised of several sub-units, including
Macintosh and IBM computer systems, Typing Center, and Multimedia Center.
The primary purpose of the LLRC is to make available its resources to
all University students, faculty and staff. It provides multimedia resources
for classroom presentations, workshops, seminars and demonstrations.
The Music Listening area
supports the University's Music Department for students to listen to
their required music assignments. The center is equipped for individual
listening as well as group listening. There are sixteen individual listening
carrels; each is equipped with a cassette player and a control unit
that ties into the Master Control Room. There are two classrooms adjacent
to the control room equipped with speakers for group listening and classroom
instruction. The center is located on the third floor (3rd) of the library.
The Periodical and Government
Documents houses current serial titles of general periodicals, newspapers,
microforms, selected federal and state documents, agricultural experiment
stations and United Nations publications. The area is equipped with
electronic indexes, CLAS (the on-line public access catalog), and microform
reader-printers for the various forms of microtext. The periodicals
collection houses (1) a comprehensive ERIC collection on microfiche;
(2) an extensive college catalog collection on microfiche (representing
over 3,000 catalogs from over 2,900 institutions, both domestic and
foreign); (3) a comprehensive business collection on microfilm of over340
business journals, local, regional, national and international. Periodicals/Government
Documents are non-circulating. For convenience, a copy machine and microform
reader-printers are available for duplicating material.
OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF LIBRARIES
This office is reponsible for the overall
management and administration of the John B. Cade Library.
This department houses
the main print and electronic reference collection, including, encyclopedias,
dictionaries, atlases, indexes and bibliographies. Several computerized
databases, are also available. There is a charge for on-line service.
Materials in this collection are non-circulating , however, a copying
machine and microfiche reader-printers are available.
The Reserve Department
is located at the CIRCULATION DESK, and houses material faculty members
have on reserve for their classes (usually restricted to library use
only). Materials are checked out for 2 hours, overnight, or weekly,
as designated by the professor.
SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY OFFICE
The Systems and Technology
Office is responsible for developing, acquiring and maintaining automated
resources. The purpose of this office is: (1) to provide technology
that will assist the University in meeting the research and informational
needs; (2) to train students, faculty, and staff in using the automated
resources of the library; (3) to coordinate, plan, fully implement and
maintain the Management System; and (4) to keep abreast of new technology
that can be used to improve services offered by the Library.
TECHNICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
The Technical Services
Department is responsible for obtaining and processing all books and
other resources for the Library. The department has four units: (1)
Acquisitions ordering, receiving, claiming, and processing statistical
reports), (2) Bindery - binding, repairing or replacement of worn or
damaged materials, (3) Cataloging -bibliographic control, cataloging,
(4) Database Management - monitoring and updating database information.