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1ST Floor 



Phone: 334-727-8900 

All library materials must be checked out at the circulation desk. To check out materials, the borrower must present a valid TU ID card and be registered in the Library System.  Students may check out books for 30 days. Faculty may borrow for the entire semester. (Check-out limit is ten books.) 

Reserve Room   

Phone: 334-727-8900 

Contains materials placed on "Reserve" by instructors as required reading for students in their courses. Patrons must present a valid TU ID card to utilize these materials. This room also houses newspapers, popular magazines, and recreational reading materials.                        

Government Documents 

Phone: 334-727-8891 

Designated a Federal Depository Library in 1907, the Ford Motor Company Library/Learning Resource Center provides free public access to government information and resources. Subjects selected most frequently are from the Departments of Agriculture, Education, and Health and Human Services.  

(Not available for check-out) 


2nd Floor 


Information Literacy Classroom  

Phone: 334-727-8676 

Librarians provide faculty, students, and staff the necessary skills needed to use information effectively, and encompasses all activities designed to instruct the library user about library resources and research techniques. This room can be reserved for instructional classes or faculty/staff training.  


Phone: 334-727-8896 

Assists users in accessing, retrieving, and interpreting library resources. Contains materials ranging from general information to subject specific, as well as theses, current periodicals, dictionaries, and the James Anthony Pritchett Collection.  

The main entrance to the stacks, the circulating collection, is in this area.  

Cataloging, Acquisitions, and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) 

Phone: 334-727-8895 

Complete the ILL form to obtain materials not owned by Tuskegee University. 

Articles usually received in 3 to 5 days, and books in 4 to 7 days.  

(No charge for items obtained from universities within Alabama.) 

Serials Processing 

Phone: 334-727-8898 

All serials received by the library are processed in this department. 




Computer Lab   

Phone: 334-724-4740 

The Library Computer Lab, located on the 3rd floor of the Main Library, offers access to 42 AMD IBM Lenovo (ThinkCentre) workstations loaded with Microsoft Office 2010 Suite and high-speed Internet access.  It also contains ceiling-mounted video projection, video cassette player, DVD player, speaker system, and wireless networking capability. 

Special Collections and the Albert L. Murray Permanent Exhibit 


The Special Collections consists of: The Albert Murray Collection, the Rare Books Collection, the Washington Collection, and the Dr. James E. Massey Collection. Established in 1999, the Rare Books Collection consists of titles with publication dates in the 19th century, particularly those dealing with the institution of slavery and early African America literature, books published before the 1900’s, books published in limited editions, first editions, and autographed books.  The collection also contains a sizeable collection of abolitionist literature and a large collection of pamphlets dealing primarily with racial issues.  

(Not available for check-out)