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Special Features

Library Hours

Mon – Thu: 8 am – 8 pm

Fri: 8 am – 5 pm

Sat: 9 am – 1 pm

Sun: Closed

 

Masks Required & Social Distancing Enforced

 

One-on-one instruction is available by calling 901-435-1350 or by emailing library@loc.edu to schedule an appointment

 

Ask the Librarian is available via Teams

Mon – Thu: 1 pm – 6 pm

and

Fri – Sat: 9 am – 1 pm

Library Staff

Director of Library and Information Service

Stacey J. Smith, MLS

stacey_smith@loc.edu

Office: (901) 435-1351

 

Circulation and Reference Librarian

Beulah Balli

beulah_balli@loc.edu

Office: (901) 435-1356

 

Library Assistant

Rebekah Shelton

rebekah_shelton@loc.edu 

Office: (901) 435-1353

 

Administrative Assistant

Rita Mabry

rita_mabry@loc.edu

Office: (901) 435-1354

MAILING ADDRESS 
LeMoyne-Owen College
807 Walker Avenue 
Memphis, TN 38126 

TELEPHONE CONTACT
Information Desk: (901) 435-1350

Hollis F. Price Library at LeMoyne-Owen College

Mission

The Hollis F. Price Library’s 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.

About the Library

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 facility features an astounding mosaic mural by renown New York artist, Ben Shahn. In addition to a collection of books, periodicals, DVDs, CD’s and special collections, the Hollis F. Price Library has an online catalog, electronic databases, access to the countless sources and desk top workstations. You may also check out laptops, digital cameras, scientific calculators, ear buds, flashdrives and video recorders. 

The Library of Congress Classification System is used to locate all materials. The Hollis F. Price Library is staffed by five professionals who have years of experience to support and assist your research, writing and development needs. 

The Hollis F. Price Library houses a collection of more than 120,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 300 periodicals. The library provides open-access to the entire collection. Seating capacity is 300. The library is open six days per week while classes are in session.  

The library’s Sweeney Collection, named after former college president Frank Sweeney (1929-1940) is a special collection of books by and about African Americans that contains over 8,500 volumes. The collection includes many rare first editions including titles that date back as far as 1858. 

The library also houses the College archives, materials that document LeMoyne-Owen College’s history. The archives include the papers and publications of past College presidents, faculty members, and alumni. The Archives also include catalogs, graduation programs, newspapers, obituaries, yearbooks, and lots of photographs. 

The library has reciprocal borrowing agreements with the University of Memphis, Christian Brothers University, Rhodes College and Southwest Tennessee Community College. Our students can borrow from the respective collections by showing their college ID. Check their websites for locations, times, and restrictions. 

Library Use Updates

  • You must always wear a mask inside the library.
  • To check out any material, you must have a valid Student ID.
  • Students may check out up to 20 books for 28 days.
  • Faculty and Staff may check out up to 25 books for the semester.
  • Alumni may check out 10 books for 14 days.
  • Loan periods for equipment, audiovisuals, and other supplies vary, please call, or ask at the Information Desk.
  • You must stop at the thermal scanner to gain approval for entry.
  • Study groups or gatherings are not allowed in the library at this time.
  • The group study rooms, and private study carrels are closed until further notice.
  • The 3rd floor is closed; if you need a book retrieved, check at the Information Desk.
  • Seating capacity is limited to maintain the social distancing standards.
  • The Technology Lab seating has been reduced to remain compliant with CDC guidelines.
  • No food is allowed in the library; you may bring in water bottles or covered beverage containers.
  • If you need to check out a book, please check the online catalog for its availability in advance. You can place a hold on it, email us or call us to hold it for you.
  • We will hold books at the Information desk for 5 days.
  • Returned books will be quarantined for 48 hours until they’re available for checkout.

Library Instruction/Orientation

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.

Copyright

The Library follows 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: https://fairuse.stanford.edu/

Important Links by Division of Study

Business and Economic Development

https://sierra.memphis.edu/search – to access our online catalog, click on LeMoyne-Owen College logo

EBSCOhost Research Database is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.

JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articlesbooks, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.

ProQuest Central‎ is the largest single periodical resource available, bringing together complete databases across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, and Humanities.

Gale created materials along with titles from 120+ notable publishers, thousands of newspapers and journals, and more than 175 million pages of primary sources.

Credo Reference is a vast online reference library, providing access to the full text of hundreds of highly regarded and popular titles. And Credo brings the facts alive with images, sound files, animations, videos and much more. Find speedy, simple answers and full in-depth articles

World Book is known for taking complex topics and breaking them down into an easily understood format to enhance subject matter understanding. Our editors’ rigorous writing, fact checking, and readability standards provide both thoroughness and expertise. World Book’s goal is to provide the most relevant, important, and timely information to allow for a clear understanding on a topic. Additionally, World Book offers a robust, high-interest nonfiction print collection to complement and support digital resources, including the only general reference encyclopedia still in publication.

Criminal Justice

JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines

ProQuest- Education Database supports the study and application of education across all levels of education, including early childhood education, primary and secondary education, and higher education. The database supports global study and research, including thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, and other relevant sources. Coverage: 1988 – current

EBSCOhost Research Database is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.

Gale created materials along with titles from 120+ notable publishers, thousands of newspapers and journals, and more than 175 million pages of primary sources.

Credo Reference is a vast online reference library, providing access to the full text of hundreds of highly regarded and popular titles. And Credo brings the facts alive with images, sound files, animations, videos, and much more. Find speedy, simple answers and full in-depth articles

World Book is known for taking complex topics and breaking them down into an easily understood format to enhance subject matter understanding. Our editors’ rigorous writing, fact-checking, and readability standards provide both thoroughness and expertise. World Book’s goal is to provide the most relevant, important, and timely information to allow for a clear understanding on a topic. Additionally, World Book offers a robust, high-interest nonfiction print collection to complement and support digital resources, including the only general reference encyclopedia still in publication.

National Criminal Justice Reference service (NCJRS) is a website that includes “more than 3,500 Full Text Publications, more than 215,000 summaries of publications from the NCJRS Abstracts Database, related links, over 500 questions and answers from the NCJRS knowledge base, conferences, and Federal Justice Web pages including the agencies of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and National Institute of Corrections.”

United Nations iLibrary is the comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations.

Education

ProQuest- Education Database supports the study and application of education across all levels of education, including early childhood education, primary and secondary education, and higher education. The database supports global study and research, including thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, and other relevant sources. Coverage: 1988 – current

Credo Reference is a vast online reference library, providing access to the full text of hundreds of highly regarded and popular titles. And Credo brings the facts alive with images, sound files, animations, videos, and much more. Find speedy, simple answers and full in-depth articles

EBSCOhost Research Database is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full-text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.

JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines

ERIC the Education Resources Information Center is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research

Gale created materials along with titles from 120+ notable publishers, thousands of newspapers and journals, and more than 175 million pages of primary sources.

World Book is known for taking complex topics and breaking them down into an easily understood format to enhance subject matter understanding. Our editors’ rigorous writing, fact-checking, and readability standards provide both thoroughness and expertise. World Book’s goal is to provide the most relevant, important, and timely information to allow for a clear understanding on a topic. Additionally, World Book offers a robust, high-interest nonfiction print collection to complement and support digital resources, including the only general reference encyclopedia still in publication.

National Academies Press (NAP) publishes the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative, independently-researched information on important matters in science and health policy.

Humanities

ACLS Humanities E-Book has more than 5400 books related to humanities and social sciences.

JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines

ProQuest- Education Database supports the study and application of education across all levels of education, including early childhood education, primary and secondary education, and higher education. The database supports global study and research, including thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, and other relevant sources. Coverage: 1988 – current

Gale created materials along with titles from 120+ notable publishers, thousands of newspapers and journals, and more than 175 million pages of primary sources.

Credo Reference is a vast online reference library, providing access to the full text of hundreds of highly regarded and popular titles. And Credo brings the facts alive with images, sound files, animations, videos, and much more. Find speedy, simple answers and full in-depth articles

EBSCOhost Research Database is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full-text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.

SAGE Knowledge is home to an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content alongside SAGE Video, containing over 5,500 titles. Content includes reference works, academic books, professional development titles, and more. This cross-media platform allows users to search and browse over 10,000 items, video, book and reference titles within the Social Sciences.

World Book is known for taking complex topics and breaking them down into an easily understood format to enhance subject matter understanding. Our editors’ rigorous writing, fact-checking, and readability standards provide both thoroughness and expertise. World Book’s goal is to provide the most relevant, important, and timely information to allow for a clear understanding on a topic. Additionally, World Book offers a robust, high-interest nonfiction print collection to complement and support digital resources, including the only general reference encyclopedia still in publication.

United Nations iLibrary is the comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations.

ProCon.org provides pros and cons of controversial issues.

Physical Sciences

JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines

ProQuest- Education Database supports the study and application of education across all levels of education, including early childhood education, primary and secondary education, and higher education. The database supports global study and research, including thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, and other relevant sources. Coverage: 1988 – current

EBSCOhost Research Database is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full-text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.

Gale created materials along with titles from 120+ notable publishers, thousands of newspapers and journals, and more than 175 million pages of primary sources.

Credo Reference is a vast online reference library, providing access to the full text of hundreds of highly regarded and popular titles. And Credo brings the facts alive with images, sound files, animations, videos, and much more. Find speedy, simple answers and full in-depth articles

United Nations iLibrary is the comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations.

Science.gov searches over 55 databases and over 2100 selected websites from 13 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.

PubMed® comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Social Sciences

ACLS Humanities E-Book has more than 5400 books related to humanities and social sciences.

JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines

ProQuest- Education Database supports the study and application of education across all levels of education, including early childhood education, primary and secondary education, and higher education. The database supports global study and research, including thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, and other relevant sources. Coverage: 1988 – current

EBSCOhost Research Database is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full-text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.

Gale created materials along with titles from 120+ notable publishers, thousands of newspapers and journals, and more than 175 million pages of primary sources.

Credo Reference is a vast online reference library, providing access to the full text of hundreds of highly regarded and popular titles. And Credo brings the facts alive with images, sound files, animations, videos, and much more. Find speedy, simple answers and full in-depth articles

SAGE Knowledge is home to an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content alongside SAGE Video, containing over 5,500 titles. Content includes reference works, academic books, professional development titles and more. This cross-media platform allows users to search and browse over 10,000 items, video, book and reference titles within the Social Sciences.

United Nations iLibrary is the comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations.

World Book is known for taking complex topics and breaking them down into an easily understood format to enhance subject matter understanding. Our editors’ rigorous writing, fact-checking, and readability standards provide both thoroughness and expertise. World Book’s goal is to provide the most relevant, important, and timely information to allow for a clear understanding on a topic. Additionally, World Book offers a robust, high-interest nonfiction print collection to complement and support digital resources, including the only general reference encyclopedia still in publication.

Electronic Databases

Important Links

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