Library

Location: Library building adjacent to University Center.
Telephone: 678-466-4346
URL: http://clayton.edu/library

The Clayton State Library offers a mix of print resources and online digital collections that support the university's curriculum and meet the diverse needs of its users. A newly renovated facility provides Library patrons with a comfortable and convenient space to study, the technology to connect to the latest research, and a variety of spaces to collaborate with classmates and colleagues.

The Library collections feature over 105,000 print volumes and access to approximately 455,000 electronic books. Through GALILEO, the statewide virtual library initiative, and the Library's own subscriptions, users have access to nearly 260 databases of academic content online. Clayton State students and faculty may also borrow from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan and the statewide service, GIL Express. This results in boundless access to information needed to succeed at Clayton State.

In addition to resources and collections, the Library offers quality research assistance and instruction to all users. Librarians consult with faculty members to coordinate information literacy instruction and ensure adequate curriculum support. Librarians and support staff are available throughout all 84 weekly hours of operation to assist users. Reference help is provided in person, over the phone, and online. Self-directed research guides and electronic resources are available online 24/7.

The Library is housed in a two-story facility with space for approximately 700 users. The upper level houses the reference collection while the lower level is home to the circulating collection, audiovisual materials, microforms, and bound periodicals. In addition to two classrooms, the upper level also offers a variety of seating options to meet the needs of small study groups or solo scholars. Both levels offer meeting space, desktop computers, photocopying, and printing stations. To support students' technology needs, the Library also loans laptops, DVD players, device chargers, and various other electronic equipment.

By offering a diverse array of resources, services, and space, the Clayton State Library supports the ever-evolving needs of its users. The Library is always eager to learn how to better support users and seeks feedback through any of the contact methods at http://clayton.libanswers.com.