Savery Library has a collection of over 50,000 items. The library has open stacks which means students may go into the stacks. The online catalog is provided by EBSCO Discovery, which enables patrons to access the library’s book holdings. The remaining Dewey Decimal items are being converted into Library of Congress during academic year 2018-2019.
Reference books are located on the first floor of the library. Reference books, textbooks, and course material cannot be checked out. Electronic reference resources may be accessed from computers in the Computer Lab.
Periodicals are donated from time-to-time by loyal alumni or retirees of Savery Library. We are proud to display these donations on the 2nd floor in the magazine racks. If you have any questions, please ask the circulation desk.
Currently, the library has only three newspaper subscriptions, The Anniston Star, The Chicago Crusader and The Daily Home. They are housed in the Reference Room on the newspaper rack. The newest editions are at the top.
Archives and Archived Information
The institution ensures the availability of archived official catalogs, digital or print, with relevant information for course and degree requirements sufficient to serve former and returning students. These catalogs are available in Savery Library College Archives. A request form needs to be submitted to the College Librarian. These catalogs are available during normal library hours. If a digital catalog is requested, please allow up to 48 hours for processing, the item will then be emailed to the email address on the request form. The official catalogs that are available are from 1870-2018. (See attached forms)
The archives are located on the 2nd floor and are open by appointment only. Patrons wishing to use archival materials must submit a request in advance to the College Librarian. Materials must be used in the presence of a library staff member. The librarian can make copies of items in the archives.
The Galangue African Artifact Room is located on the 2nd floor. Tours and information are available upon request.