|The African American
Collection is located in 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
African American Collection.
|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 Emily A. Copeland
Collection, also a part of Special Collections, is a collection of African
American materials in various formats, named for the late Dean of the
School of Library Service at FAMU.
|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.
|A collection of works about
Florida, its people, and Florida authors. The Florida Collection is
located in Special Collections, room 403, Coleman Library.
|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.
|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
|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
|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.
|The Oversized or Folio
Collection is located in Special Collections, room 403, Coleman
|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. more...
|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.
|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.
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|Last update 2/27/06