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About the Libraries

The combined collections of the Auburn University Libraries contain over 3.2 million volumes as well as 2.6 million government documents, 2.5 million microforms, and over 148,000 maps. The Libraries receive over 35,000 current periodicals, many which are available online.

The library also provides access to over 227 electronic databases and has over 10 million archival and manuscript items.


About RBD Library
Ralph Brown Draughon Library

The Ralph Brown Draughon Library is named in honor of Ralph Brown Draughon, president of Auburn University from 1947 to 1965, and a moving force behind the construction of the original portion of the Library. With the completion of a 207,000 square foot addition in 1991, the Library has a seating capacity of 2,500 designed to serve the study, teaching, and research needs of Auburn students, faculty, and staff.

Website     Hours     Map     Phone: 334-844-4500 or 800-446-0387

About the Vetmed Library
Charles Cary Veterinary Medical Library

The Veterinary Medical Library provides services and collections which primarily support the teaching, clinical applications, and research of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Secondarily, the Library assists other Auburn University faculty, staff and students, especially in the fields of agriculture, biological sciences, home economics, nursing and pharmacy.

Website     Hours     Map     Phone: 334-844-1749

About the LADC Library
Library of Architecture, Design, & Construction

The Library of Architecture, Design, & Construction (LADC) supports the research and teaching needs of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC). The library is also a resource for professionals in related fields and for the community. The library houses a collection of over 45,000 volumes focused on architecture, building science, community planning, environmental design, graphic design, industrial design, interiors architecture, and landscape architecture disciplines; and subscribes to over 100 domestic and foreign periodicals. Services provided include research assistance, extended weeknight hours, use of equipment and circulation of materials.

Website     Hours     Map     Phone: 334-844-1751

Other Units

Media and Digital Resource Laboratory

The Media and Digital Resource Laboratory (MDRL) at RBD Library was established in the Fall of 2004 to help Auburn University students and faculty create and use multimedia materials in their class assignments, projects and scholarly research. By providing access to the latest multimedia hardware and software, together with the on-site technical expertise needed to use these resources, the MDRL has become a centerpiece of learning through technology at the Library. The MDRL staff consists of four full time employees each of whom brings a unique level and range of skills. The staff is supported by student employees from many different academic areas who work one on one with patrons to help them make their ideas a reality, and hopefully, teach them something about the technology along the way. The staff and students in the MDRL are committed to serving the multimedia technology needs of Auburn University students and faculty in all academic disciplines

Website    Hours    Phone: 334-844-7398

Special Collections & Archives

The Special Collections & Archives Department of the Auburn University Libraries is located on the Ground Floor of Ralph Brown Draughon Library and houses published and unpublished materials which, because of their uniqueness or condition, require special care and handling.

Website    Hours    Phone: 334-844-1732

The Learning Commons

The Draughon Library is pleased to provide students with a newly established Learning Commons, a one-stop, flexible space configured to accommodate both individual study and group collaboration. The Miller Writing Center, Study Partners, Office of Information Technology Service Desk and library reference services are all conveniently located within the space.

Website    The Miller Writing Center    Study Partners    Office of Information Technology Help Desk    Library Reference Services

Library Policies

Library Policies can be found on the Library Policy page.

Contact the Libraries

Contact Phone Numbers

Reference Desk: 334-844-1737
Circulation: 334-844-1701
LADC: 334-844-1751
VetMed: 334-844-1749
Dean's Office: 334-844-1714
Microforms, Maps, and Government Documents: 334-844-1759

Job Opportunities

Faculty & Staff Employment

To check for available faculty and staff positions in the Auburn Libraries, go to the Job Postings site.

Faculty & Staff Career Ladder Information

Student Employment

To check for available jobs in the Auburn Libraries, go to the Tiger Recruiting Link.

Only students currently enrolled at Auburn University are eligible for student employment.

(NOTE: Direct Deposit is a condition of employment.)

Give to The Auburn Libraries

Support for the Libraries starts with you. The generosity of our donors help to fund and can be tailored to mirror many interests. From supporting collection which support the college or school from which you graduated to the purchase of rare manuscripts to enrich our Special Collections, the Libraries has a place for you.

If you are interested in enhancing the educational experience of generations of Auburn University Students, let us show you how you can make a difference. Visit the Give to The Auburn Libraries website or contact one of our development staff below:

Leah O'Gwynn
Development Officer

Auburn University Libraries
231 Mell Street
Auburn University, AL 36849-5606
334-844-7853, office
334-734-3937, cell

Last updated: 01/11/2021