The need for authoritative information is critical for student success at the University of South Alabama. The University Libraries provide the resources and services necessary to obtain, understand, and think critically about information, whether it is located physically in one of the libraries, or available electronically in a licensed database. The computer network not only provides bibliographic information about the collections of the University Libraries through SOUTHcat, but also provides access to licensed full-text article services, periodical indexes and abstracts, eBooks, and electronic reference sources. The Libraries' book, journal, microform, and audiovisual collections provide students with physical information not otherwise available through the Internet. Individual and group study rooms and comfortable seating is available throughout the libraries. All University librarians hold Master of Library Science degrees, specialize in particular fields of study, and are available to provide instructional classes to students at the request of faculty about how to use these resources effectively for student success.
The Libraries of the University of South Alabama consist of the:
- Marx Library, the general library on the main campus
- Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library, located in Marx Library
- Charles M. Baugh Biomedical Library, main campus adjacent to the College of Medicine
- Children's & Women's Hospital Library, on Center Street in midtown Mobile
- USA Medical Center Library, on Fillingim Street
- Mitchell College of Business Learning Resource Center
The Marx Library houses a U.S. Documents Collection; an Instructional Media Center (IMC) with educational materials such as videotapes, DVDs, CDs; audiovisual viewing and listening rooms; group study rooms, photocopiers, networked printers; a computer lab; an auditorium and classrooms available for reservations; two art galleries featuring student/faculty and regional artists, traveling statewide shows, and special displays. Reference, interlibrary loan, photocopying, and other services are also available. Marx Library also provides instructional services at the USA Baldwin County Campus. A full-service Starbucks is located at the west entrance to Marx Library.
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