Introduction to the
Everett Needham Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology
and the George R. Cooley Science Library
The Everett Needham Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology normally houses collections in the humanities and social sciences, and the George R. Cooley Library, located in McGregory Hall, houses collections in the natural sciences. Case Library completed a major renovation in 2007.
Collections (as of June 2013)
|Current Periodical Publications|
|Journals (Current print subscriptions)||643|
|Journals (all ejournals)||91,355|
|Indexes, reference & full-text databases (Digital)||492|
Special Collections is an important source of primary research materials. It includes manuscript collections, rare books, the University Archives, and materials related to local history. Users, particularly off-campus researchers, are encouraged to confirm his availability prior to planning a visit particularly if traveling any distance. During the summer and break periods, access to Special Collections may be very limited.
Both libraries share an online catalog which includes all types of collections housed in the libraries, including sound recordings, films, videos, and computer files. Library workstations serve as gateways to dozens of electronic indexes and full text databases containing periodical and newspaper articles, transcripts of television and radio broadcasts, and judicial decisions from all levels of government. Access to the the Internet and the catalogs of libraries around the world is also available.
Librarians are available to help students and faculty with complex questions and research projects. Appointments may be scheduled in advance. Librarians are also available for walk-in consultations. Consult the scheduled service hours and the staff directory for further information.