The goal of Abbot Vincent Taylor Library is to provide the college community with the technology and tools necessary to be successful, and to help you access and retrieve the information you need. We look forward to helping you navigate your information needs. Our collections consist of more than 150,000 print books, 400,000 e-books, over 100 databases, and other multimedia collections which are all searchable through the online catalog—Alexandria. E-books and Journals are also searchable through OneSearch, a new discovery tool that searches most of our databases simultaneously. Wireless internet access is available throughout the building. The main floor houses the Learning Commons, featuring reading and research areas with workstations, group study tables, private study rooms, laptop plug-in carrels, printers, including a poster printer, and the Carter Center Instruction lab where reference librarians teach research skills and information literacy, and which is also available for faculty reservations.
The Main floor also houses the technical services and interlibrary loan department, and administrative offices. The lower floor houses current and bound periodicals, rare books, juvenile books, the monastic collection in the Benedictine Room, and multimedia materials and equipment. The open-stack book collection is classified according to the Library of Congress system. The book stacks are located on both the main floor and the lower levels. Contact us if you need assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org.