Columbus State University maintains two libraries: the Schwob Memorial Library on the main campus and the Music Library at CSU's downtown campus in the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.

Located in the center of the CSU campus, the Schwob Memorial Library serves as CSU's premier information resource. It provides a book collection of over 350,000 volumes, as well as access to thousands of electronic journal articles via GALILEO, Georgia's impressive collection of electronic databases.

The Music Library, located in a 4000 square-foot space on the RiverCenter's first floor, is intended for the use of CSU students and faculty engaged in music-related research. Its growing collection contains scores, LPs, CDs, videos, DVDs and books about music.

The staff of the CSU Libraries is comprised of library faculty and staff members who strive to provide quality service for all library users. Among their goals are the enhancement of student learning and making both libraries the intellectual hubs of their respective campuses.

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Request that Course Reserves be added to the Library's circulating collection. Due to their limited check-out time and Library Use only status, reserves allow more students the opportunity to access a particular library item than normal checkout would allow (28 day initial checkout).
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Library instruction includes instruction on how to use and evaluate information resources, such as the library catalog or other bibliographic databases.
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Each CSU library faculty member has been assigned as a liaison to a college, or to multiple academic departments.

Helpful Databases for Faculty

JSTOR contains indexes and full-text articles covering a variety of disciplines.
Academic Video Online Academic Video Online (AVON)
AVON includes scholarly video material of virtually every video type: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, demonstrations, original and raw footage including tens of thousands of exclusive tiles.
Cabell's Directories Cabell's Directories
Cabell's Education Directories help you to determine which journals typically publish manuscripts similar to yours or could be the best fit for your manuscript. The index in each Directory helps you match the characteristics of your manuscript to the topic areas the journal emphasizes and acceptance rate.
Chronicle of Higher Education Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe.