The Collins-Callaway Library seeks to prepare students for lifelong learning by providing scholarly resources and instruction in the use of those resources. Students, faculty, and staff have full privileges to use the services and resources of the Library upon presentation of a current Paine College ID.

Collections

The physical collections of the Library include books, periodicals, indexes, archival materials, and an African American collection. Extensive electronic resources of indexes and full-text books and periodical articles are available to students twenty-four hours a day, whether on or off campus. Librarians and staff are available to assist library users in person or by phone or email or through instructional sessions.

Facilities

The Library is named for Dr. Daniel A. Collins, a 1936 graduate of Paine College and former Chair of the Board of Trustees and Dr. Morgan Callaway, the first President of the College. The facility is a spacious two-story building housing a variety of collections, equipment, individual and group study areas, computer and production laboratories and classrooms. The first floor contains library collections, quiet and group study areas, and computers available to access the extensive electronic resources. The Learning Resources Center, on the second floor of the Library, includes open computer labs, electronic classrooms, a production/media lab and classrooms. Wireless access is available throughout the building.

Mission

Provide scholarly resources and provide education in the use of those resources for a liberal arts education of the highest quality; and to prepare students for lifelong learning as they take positions of leadership and service

Vision

Provide the scholarly resources and services characteristic of a premier liberal arts academic library; and sustain the institution’s heritage through the preservation of its archives and documents.

Strategic Goals

  • Create a welcoming environment for student learning and collaboration.
  • Integrate information literacy into the curriculum.
  • Provide appropriate informational and technological resources for faculty and students at the time and point of need.
  • Apply library best practices to our operations.
  • Support professional growth and development of library faculty and staff.

Organizational Chart

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