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1500 S. Martin Luther King Blvd.
525 Orr Dr.
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 

Collections
 
African American
The African American Collection is located on Special Collections, room 403, Coleman Library. The Collection started in the late 1920's. The majority of the collection was acquired in the 1960's and 1970's. Over 20,000 titles by and about African Americans make up the collection. The collection is comprised of books, pictures, newspapers, periodicals, and Florida A&M University theses. A microform reproduction of the New York Public Library's Schomburg Collection of Negro Literature and History, one of the most important resources in the world for the study of African American people, is also included in the African American Collection. Contact the Special Collection Librarian. 

Art
To further enhance the library as a learning environment sculptures and paintings comprise a collection of art resources that are displayed in the library's art gallery and other strategic locations. This includes the Scholar, a welded steel 20'x10'6"x9' sculpture located in the court yard at the rear of the Library. 

Emily Copeland
The Famuana Collection, also located in Special Collections, room 403, is a collection of newspaper clippings, journal articles, pamphlets, etc. by and about FAMU alumni and employees. 

FAMUana
The Famuana Collection, also located in Special Collections, room 403, is a collection of newspaper clippings, journal articles, pamphlets, etc. by and about FAMU alumni and employees.

Florida
A collection of works about Florida, its people, and Florida authors. The Florida Collection is located in Special Collections, room 403, Coleman Library.

General collections
The general collection, which includes circulating books covering all disciplines, may be located through the library catalog. The collection is arranged by library of congress classification and can be found through out the main library as followings.

A-HC                                       First Floor (Old)
HC-HP                                    First Floor (Annex)
HQ-KF                                    Third Floor (Old)
HQ-LT                                     Third Floor (Old)
M-QA                                       Third Floor (Annex)
QB-RM                                    Fourth Floor (Old)
RM-ZA                                     Fourth Floor (Annex)
Oversized Collection            Fourth Floor (Annex)

Government Documents
Most of the collection is located on the second floor of the Coleman Library Annex. The microforms, electronic media, and maps are located in room 207. The Libraries is a selective depository for U. S. Government publications. 

Micro Media
The Micro Media collection houses microfilm and microfiche materials. The arrangement is categorically, alphabetically, and numerically. Sources are historical as well as current. Coverage extends from the early 1800's through this century. The Micro Media Department is located on the second floor of Coleman Library, room 207. Contact Micro Media.

Newspapers
Located on the third floor lobby, the newspaper collection consists of local, state, and regional papers from selected major cities. Selected African American newspapers are located in special collections, Room 403. The library also subcribes to online newspapers. 

Online Resources
The FAMU libraries' online resources include books, journals, newspapers, full text articles, reports and reference information. Access to the libraries' online resources can be gained through the libraries' home page.

Oversized
The Oversized or Folio Collection is located on the 4th floor in the Annex of Coleman Library. 

PALMM
The Publication of Archival, Library and Museum Materials, PALMM Collections are digital library collections, including images and full text, of important source research materials. PALMM is a cooperative effort of the State University Libraries of Florida.

Periodicals
Periodicals are located in Room 303 and 313 of the Samuel H. Coleman Library. The collection is comprised of approximately 98,538 bound volumes arranged alphabetically by title on open shelves. Current issues of "frequently used periodicals" are kept on reserve behind the Periodicals Service Desk.

Reference
The reference collection include almanacs, atlases, dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, handbooks, maps, etc. The reference collection is located at the rear of the second floor. These materials Do Not Circulate. ID is required to use ready reference materials. Click here for access to electronic reference materials. Electronic reference materials may be accessed from off campus using the 14 digit library number found at the bottom of your Rattler card.