Nathan W. Collier Library

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About the Library

The Nathan W. Collier Library is located at the center of the Florida Memorial University campus. The library is an attractive two level structure, with approximately 25,000 square feet of floor space, a Group Study Room which accommodates 6-8 students and reading rooms on each level, and a seating capacity of over 500. The collection includes over 127,000 volumes, e-books, an audio-visual/media center and a wide range of subscriptions to journals and newspapers in support of the academic programs. The Library subscribes to several web-base Full Text Databases that provide access to thousands of scholarly journals and newspapers.

Our Goal

Our goal is to acquire resources in support of the academic programs taught at the Institution both in print as well as in electronic format. Our services are designed to meet your needs.

Access to resources and Automation

The Library is fully automated with terminals available for public use located on each level. Online access to the library collection is available through the Millennium Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) which is the main component of the Library’s Integrated System by Innovative Interfaces. This OPAC system has recently been upgraded with their ENCORE expanded version an Amazon like search experience. All the resources can be accessed through on and off-campus.

The Collections

The Florida Memorial University Institutional Archives is located on the second floor of the Library and is maintained by the Library faculty and staff. The Library also maintains a Curriculum Materials Center to support teacher education, and several special collections including: The Laban C. Conner Black Collection, containing materials written by and about Blacks and the Black Experience, The Rev. I. C. Mickins Collection on Theological, Pastoral and Sermonic Research Materials, The Florida Collection containing books and materials related to the State of Florida, as well as, the Reference, the Periodicals and the General Collections.