Southern Union has a Learning Resource Center (LRC) located on each of the three college campuses: Wadley, Valley, and Opelika. The mission of each Learning Resource Center (library) is to provide adequate facilities and personnel in order to support all programs of study, to facilitate and enhance student learning through essential resources and services, to provide access to those resources through innovative technology, and to provide instruction in library usage. The LRC provides users with monographs in both print and electronic formats, periodicals and journals in print and electronic formats, subject databases, self-tutoring aids, LibGuides on identified subject content, and access to library instructions and orientation.
Students have access to the library’s collection of more than 46,000 volumes of books and media materials through our online public access catalog (AG-Cat) accessible through the college website by connecting to the library’s page. The library subscribes to 10 databases for research to access multiple subjects and links to Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) with over 60 databases for academic use. All resources are accessible on our LibGuide platform website. Study room(s) are available on all campuses for individual or small group use. More than 35 computers are available between the three LRCs with access to the most updated software. WiFi is available for students using their personal computers as well as personal study spaces. A limited number of laptops at each LRC are available for students to check out each semester. Students must complete the Student Laptop Request Form on the LRC website in order to be placed on the request list.
A Southern Union Student Identification Card is required to borrow materials from the LRC. Enrolled students may obtain an ID card at either the Opelika or Wadley LRC. Cards are only issued in the name under which the student is registered at Southern Union. Students will lose borrowing privileges when materials are overdue or fines are unpaid. For more information on obtaining a student ID, visit the Southern Union website here.
The use of cellular phones, loud talking, and eating meals is prohibited in all libraries.
If there are any questions concerning library policies, available resources, or AVL access, contact the LRC director, Michelle Wimbish, at email@example.com.