About the Library:
The Hollis F. Price Library mission is to provide reference and instructional services to the college community and to ensure that students and faculty members have access to essential resources.
The Hollis F. Price Library was named after Dr. Hollis Freeman Price (1941-1982) the first African American President of LeMoyne-Owen College. The award winning architecturally outstanding facility features a mosaic mural by Ben Shahn. In additional to a collection of books, periodicals, videos, CD's and vertical file clippings, the Hollis F. Price Library has online databases, access to the internet and DVD-ROM workstations. The Library of Congress Classification System is used to locate materials. The Hollis F. Price Library is staffed by five professional librarians, a library administrative associate, one full-time library assistant and two part-time library assistants
The Hollis F. Price Library houses a collection of more than 117,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 375 periodicals. The library provides open-stack access to the entire collection. Study seating for 300 is available at tables and in individual carrels adjacent to the book stacks. The library is open six days per week while classes are in session. The library's Sweeney Collection is a rich, special collection of books by and about African Americans, focusing on twentieth century American literature, poetry, and history. The collection includes many first editions.
The library also houses the College archives, materials that document LeMoyne-Owen College's history. The archives include the papers of past College presidents, faculty members, and alumni. The library has established reciprocal and bilateral-lateral agreements with the University of Memphis and Southwest Tennessee Community College to share use of the respective collections by students, faculties, and staff of the institutions.
Library instruction is provided during the fall semester through the Freshman Seminar experience. Sessions for subject specific classes are available throughout the academic year and during summer sessions. Numerous topics are covered including: circulation policies and procedures, and research strategies and resources (print and electronic). The librarians can assist in planning assignments, preparing the research paper, training for using the Internet and software (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and supplying bibliographies or lists of appropriate resources (i.e., electronic resources).
Confidentiality of Patron’s Record
The Library observes the American Library Association (ALA) guidelines in regard to the confidentiality of Library records. The circulation records and other records that identify a patron name with specific materials are held in confidence. The Library staff will not disclose the name of a person who has a particular item checked out.
The Library is in compliance with the provisions of the United States Copyright Law. Under no circumstances will the Library duplicate or place on reserve, material in violation of the Copyright law. Notices are posted for patrons using self-service copy machines to inform them to adhere to provisions of the Copyright Law. Additional information on the Copyright Laws may be found at: