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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the Auburn University Libraries is located on the Ground Floor of Ralph Brown Draughon Library and houses published and unpublished materials which, because of their uniqueness or condition, require special care and handling. Special Collections & Archives collects, preserves, makes available, and publicizes institutional records, personal manuscripts, photographs, rare books, and selected artifacts in support of the research, teaching, and outreach missions of Auburn University. Learn more at the Special Collections & Archives department page.

Caroline Draughon Lecture Room Collections & Archives

Closed Stacks

Academic Services

Technical Services

The Auburn University Libraries Technical Services Department is responsible for strategically acquiring, cataloging, and managing information resources, in multiple formats, that support and enhance the learning, teaching and research needs of Auburn University students, faculty, and staff. We maintain and actively pursue optimal discovery of these resources across several platforms.

Innovation & Research Commons

The Innovation & Research Commons (I&RC) includes research, multimedia, and design components and additional innovative learning spaces to support AU’s teaching and research endeavors. Visit the I&RC on the 1st floor of the RBD Library.

Digital Wall

The Digital Wall is a large, interactive digital display located on the first floor of the RBD Library. It provides a one-of-a-kind platform for 3D geospatial visualization, panoramic images, video, tours, and more in a shared immersive environment. Auburn holds the distinction of being one of the few institutions in the Southeast to make this unique and innovative resource available to its patrons.

Circulation & Reserve Offices

The Circulation Department staff help you get the most out of the AU Libraries. The Circulation Department exists to promptly and accurately issue and receive circulating materials, maintain accurate records of patrons, create and maintain reserve collection records, and more.

Newspaper Reading Room

Large windows and comfortable seating provide an ideal environment for browsing our expansive collection of newspapers from across the globe. Spacious desks are also available and two large televisions display news networks to keep students updated on breaking stories. The Alabama Newspaper Hall of Honor inductees are displayed in this room as well as an exhibition of historical newsprint items from our Special Collections and Archives department. The Newspaper Reading room is also used for special guest speakers and presentations.

Systems Department

The Auburn University Library Systems Department supports the technical requirements of the Libraries. The department provides systems and services that advance the mission of the Libraries. Among these are desktop support, technical functionalities, and enhancements to the library system. The purpose of the Systems Department is to implement and support technologies that will simplify processes for the Libraries staff, enhance the user experience, and spur on academic and educational success.

Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan

MakerSpace

The MakerSpace of the Innovation & Research Commons (I&RC) is an interdisciplinary space that fosters a spirit of exploration and play while providing technologies for research and innovation for all users.

Library Conference Room

Maps, Aerial Photography & Microformats Collections

The map collection houses more than 185,000 maps covering all areas of the world. It is divided into the Government Documents map collection and the Library of Congress map collection. Many of the maps are included in our library catalog.

Audio Studio

An audio recording and editing studio available to students, faculty and staff for class work, podcasts, music, and more.

Adobe Creative Space

The Adobe Creative Space of the Innovation & Research Commons is an open-access learning space for Auburn students, faculty, and staff dedicated to providing Auburn students with digital creation skills and technology. This area, as well as online resources here, promote the digital literacy of our students to encourage their success both in their coursework and in their careers. Creative co-working space is available in the Adobe Creative Space on a first-come first-serve basis with priority given to users actively working in Adobe Creative Cloud; instructional sessions by I&RC staff have first priority. University COVID guidelines must be followed when using the Adobe Creative Space.

Technology Lending Space

Available now at The Technology Lending Space of the I&RC has all the equipment you need to complete your next project.

Extended Reality Space

Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), & Mixed Reality (MR), when taken beyond the bounds is referred to as Extended Reality (XR). This Space is for Research, Development, and Experimentation.

Microformat Reader/Printers

Carrels 1166 A-N

Carrel assignments are given out on a first come, first serve basis with limited availability. Carrel assignment is for one year and must be renewed in person annually.

Carrels 1298 A-U

Carrel assignments are given out on a first come, first serve basis with limited availability. Carrel assignment is for one year and must be renewed in person annually.

Circulation Desk

The Circulation Department staff help you get the most out of the AU Libraries. The Circulation Department exists to promptly and accurately issue and receive circulating materials, maintain accurate records of patrons, create and maintain reserve collection records, and more.

Current Periodicals

AC - BF 724.55

A - AZ: General Works
B - BX: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion

BF 724.55 - BX 800.A

B - BX: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion

BX 800.A - D 736.C

B - BX: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
C - CT: History of Civilization
D - DX: History- General, Eastern Hemisphere

D 736.C - DD 229.T

D - DX: History- General, Eastern Hemisphere

DD 229.T - DR 1.R2535

D - DX: History- General, Eastern Hemisphere

DR 1.R2535 - DS 559.62

D - DX: History- General, Eastern Hemisphere

DS 559.62 - DX 507

D - DX: History- General, Eastern Hemisphere

Parking Deck Access

Patrons can access the library parking deck through the south 1st floor entrance.

HD 4318 .J - HE 9925 .U

H - HE: Social Sciences, Economics and Transportation

HB 3525 .A5 - HD 4318 .G73

H - HE: Social Sciences, Economics and Transportation

GE 170 M54 - HB 3525 .A5

G - GV: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
H - HE: Social Sciences, Economics and Transportation

E 840.8 B45 - GE 170 M54

E - F: Gistory- American, Western Hemisphere
G - GV: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

E 9.Y3 - E 840.8 B45

E - F: Gistory- American, Western Hemisphere

Group Study Rooms 2321-2324

Faculty/Staff Offices

Carrels 2320 Q-JJ

Carrel assignments are given out on a first come, first serve basis with limited availability. Carrel assignment is for one year and must be renewed in person annually.

Lactation Room

International Scholars English Center

OIT Lab Machines

OIT Service Desk

The Learning Commons

The Draughon Library is pleased to provide students with a Learning Commons, a one-stop, flexible space configured to accommodate both individual study and group collaboration. The Miller Writing Center, Study Partners, and library reference services are all conveniently located within the space, complete with an in-house Panera Bread shop nearby.

Reference

ePortfolio Project

Housed in University Writing, the ePortfolio Project is a campus-wide initiative that offers Auburn students the opportunity to create personal websites that:

  • Communicate and showcase skills, experiences, and learning
  • Contain diverse artifacts—documents and media
  • Contextualize those artifacts for potential employers, graduate schools, etc.

Writing Center & Study Partners Desks

Miller Writing Center

The Miller Writing Center offers free, one-on-one consultation for all writers at Auburn University. Our highly trained staff of undergraduate and graduate peer tutors will help you with any kind of writing, whether for class or otherwise, at any stage in the writing process.

2nd Floor Wireless Lab

Conference Room

AU Libraries Administrative Offices

The AU Libraries Administrative Offices house the offices of the Dean of Libraries and other Library administrators.

Gibbs Information Literacy Lab

Study Essentials Bookstore

Presentation Practice Room

PC/Mac Room

Prepay Kiosks/Printers

Library Entrance/Mell Classroom Building Access

Patrons can access the Mell Classroom Building through the west 2nd floor entrance.

Research & Instruction Services Consultation

Panera Bread

Panera Bread
Auburn University Library
231 Mell St
Auburn, AL 36849
Phone:(334) 844-9271

Quiet Study Area

EBSCO Commons

Honors College Undergraduate Study Room

RBD Help Desk

Library patrons are encouraged to stop by the RBD Help Desk for research-related assistance as well as other library-related assistance. Not sure where to get started with research? Need help finding sources for your paper? Stop by or sign up for a one-on-one session with one of our expert librarians.

Study Partners

Study Partners offers free peer tutoring to undergraduate students at Auburn University. Our goal is to promote academic excellence through peer-to-peer assistance by helping students develop the study skills necessary to succeed in their core courses and encourage them to grow as confident, self-directed learners.

Juvenile Collection (PZ 7)

HF 1 - HG 2626 .A84

HF - HX: Business, Sociology

HG 2626 .A84 - HG 7071 .A143

HF - HX: Business, Sociology

HJ 7071 .A3 - HN 381 .N45

HF - HX: Business, Sociology

HN 382.H - HQ 766.5

HF - HX: Business, Sociology

HQ 766.5 - HX 542

HF - HX: Business, Sociology

HX 542 - KF 133

HF - HX: Business, Sociology
J - JZ: Political Science
K - KRD: Law

KF 133 - LB 1576

K - KRD: Law
L - LT: Education

LB 1576 - ML 300

L - LT: Education
M - MT: Music

ML 300 .T37 - N 7399 .D

M - MT: Music
N - NX: Fine Arts

N 7399 .E - PA 4408

N - NX: Fine Arts
P - Q: Language & Literatures, Science

PA 4409 - PN 1998.2

P - Q: Language & Literatures, Science

PN 1998.2 - PQ 7081 .A1

P - Q: Language & Literatures, Science

PQ 7081 .A1 - PR 5416 .A1

P - Q: Language & Literatures, Science

PR 5416 .A1 - PR 6069 .T45

P - Q: Language & Literatures, Science

PR 6069 .T65 - PS 3525 .I54

P - Q: Language & Literatures, Science

PS 3525 .I54 - PT 2609 .K48

PT 2609 .L - Q 500 .R4

P - Q: Language & Literatures, Science

OIT Machines

Carrels 3296 A-R

Carrel assignments are given out on a first come, first serve basis with limited availability. Carrel assignment is for one year and must be renewed in person annually.

Carrels 3431 A-U

Carrel assignments are given out on a first come, first serve basis with limited availability. Carrel assignment is for one year and must be renewed in person annually.

Graduate Students/Faculty Study Area

3rd Floor Instruction Lab

DVD Video Collection

OIT Service Desk

Library Entrance/Mell Classroom Building Access

Patrons can access the Mell Classroom Building through the west 3rd floor entrance.

Office of University Writing

QA 1 - QA 268

P - Q: Language & Literatures, Science

QA 268.5 - QC 661 .J6

P - Q: Language & Literatures, Science

QC 661.K - QD 181

P - Q: Language & Literatures, Science

QD 181 - QE 515 .C

P - Q: Language & Literatures, Science

QE 515 .D - QH 546 .K

P - Q: Language & Literatures, Science

QH 546 .L - QP 1

P - Q: Language & Literatures, Science

QP 1 - QP 981

P - Q: Language & Literatures, Science

QR 1 - RB 145

P - Q: Language & Literatures, Science
R - RZ: Medicine

RB 145 - RK 1

R - RZ: Medicine

RK 1 - SD 1 .I5

R - RZ: Medicine
S - SK: Agriculture

SD 1 .J - TA 418.9

S - SK: Agriculture
T - TX: Technology

TA 418.9 - TK 2551

T - TX: Technology

TK 2551 - TK 7836

T - TX: Technology

TK 7836 - TL 950

T - TX: Technology

TL 950 - TS 1490

T - TX: Technology

TS 1490 - UG 1242

T - TX: Technology
U - UH: Military Science

UG 1242 - ZA 5075

U - UH: Military Science
V - VM: Naval Science
Z - ZA: Bibliography & Library Science

Individual Study Area

OIT Lab Machines

OIT Lab Machines

Library Entrance/Mell Classroom Building Access

Patrons can access the Mell Classroom Building through the west 4th floor entrance.