Collier Library offers books, movies, services, more

A student uses the Collier Library computer lab. Students can do homework, check email and print documents during regular business hours. 

UNA’s very own Collier Library is a place where students can find many helpful resources along with a quiet atmosphere for studying. It is located on campus behind Bibb Graves.

In the building, students can find a wide assortment of resources, including books, both electronic and traditional, videos and private studying rooms for individual use. Collier now offers more than 150 online resources, some of which include imbedded librarians, catalogs and a repository of digital materials, including streaming videos, officials said. Although not considered a part of the library, the Center for Writing Excellence is also housed there.

“Everything and everybody in the library has a certain role,” said Dr. Melvin Davis, director of Library Services. “While the library offers resources, mainly on research consultation, the Center for Writing Excellence offers students a helping hand when they are having difficulties with formation and citation.”

Collier also offers reserves, which are materials placed aside by an instructor. Reserves will be available for students at the Circulation Desk on the main floor. Along with reserves, students also have access to computers, printing and interlibrary loans. Interlibrary loans allow students to borrow books or obtain copies of other materials not readily available to them, officials said.

In addition to the main book collection, Collier also provides access to collections such as archives, maps, federal publications, microforms, newspapers, magazines and periodicals.

“Collier Library provides resources and services in support of the teaching, research, and public services that UNA is committed to,” Davis said. “ I encourage all students to become familiar with the library and to use the tools we offer to their advantage.”

Throughout the academic year, Collier hosts a few events and programs, officials said. During the National Library Week, there are often speakers for students to hear. Collier also hosts an open house for Halloween, partnering with SGA. With SGA, the library provides coffee and donuts to students on nights during the week(s) of final exams.

“The library is a very convenient place for all students to receive help and any needed materials,” Davis said. “We are dedicated to helping enrich the knowledge of UNA students as well as encouraging independent learning, teaching, and research.”