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Library: (334) 229-4110
Reference Desk: (334) 229-4110
Circulation Desk: (334) 229-4109
Archives/Special Collections: (334) 229-4112/ 229-6839
National Center: (334) 229-4491 (Archivist)
Levi Watkins Learning Center, Alabama State University, 915 South Jackson Street
Montgomery, AL 36104-5714
Library Policies for MHEC Users
Members of the Montgomery Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) may borrow up to five (5) items at a time from the ASU library. Items must be returned to the ASU library.
Remember, that before visiting us, you will need to stop by the circulation desk at your "home" library to get a gold consortium sticker for your college/university ID.
Database Access: MHEC users visiting ASU's library may access the public computers and databases on-site.
Printing and photocopying:
- Photocopying and printing cost $.10 a page.
- The photocopiers and microform printers will accept cash. Photocopiers will also accept print cards.
- To print from the internet (databases, websites, etc.) users need to buy a print card.
- Print cards can be purchased for $1.00 on the first and fourth floors. Users must have a $1.00 bill to initially purchase the card.
- Once the card is purchased users may add cash to it at any time.
** To print a typed paper users need to go to the computer lab in room 205 **
Online Catalog and Digital Library
HORNet Cat - Online Catalog
The ASU Library uses the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System. If you are unfamiliar with the LC system, ask a librarian for help.
"Alabama State University has created a digital library to highlight its photographic and archival collection, representing items contained in personal and family papers, organizational records, and other manuscript collections acquired by Alabama State University. The images featured on this web site strongly reflect the history of Alabama State University, the modern civil rights movement, and the Black experience in central Alabama. They have been selected to allow the public an opportunity to glimpse the rich visual materials housed in the Archives at the Levi Watkins Learning and Resource Center, Alabama State University "
Need help with research?
"Ask-a-Librarian" service for research assistance. Here you will also find a Live Chat button and information for texting ASU librarians.
LibGuides (Research Guides) & Subject Guides
Archives & Special Collections
What will I find in the ASU Archvies & Special Collections?
"The primary focus of Alabama State University Archives is to identify and acquire, organize and preserve collections, particularly primary source materials that document the history and the internal operations of Alabama State University. The Archives will collect material that sheds light on how the school influenced African Americans in Montgomery, in Alabama, around the southeast, and throughout the nation. It is also the goal of the Archives to develop and catalog a collection that will preserve and make accessible for study, materials relating to the people, aims, strategies, and achievements of the modern civil rights movement, paying particular attention to those areas where civil rights activism intersects the history of Alabama State University, and in those instances where material connects the local movement to wider civil rights initiatives. Finally, the Alabama State University Archives will collect material that reflects the cultural expressions of African Americans ..."
National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture
"The Mission of the Alabama State University Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture is two-fold: to serve as a clearinghouse for information concerning Montgomery, Alabama's pivotal role in the shaping and development of the modern civil rights movement, and to preserve and disseminate information reflective of socioeconomic conditions, political culture, and history of African-Americans in Montgomery. The Center will augment classroom instruction and curriculum through its living museum, scholarly seminars, publications, and appearances of its personnel at public forums around Montgomery and elsewhere. The facility will be a place for scholars, students, lay historians, and all people interested in studying the modern civil rights movement and Montgomery's place in it."