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Partner Collections

The American University Library cooperates with unaffiliated, on-campus library collections in order to make their content more accessible to the university community. These projects support the campus collections by expanding each collection's presence as an educational resource while also supporting the mission of American University Library to engage with other offices on campus in new and positive ways.

If you are interested in exploring a collection partnership with the library, please contact:
Robert Kelshian | Head of Access Services | (202) 885-3282

 

Career Center Resource Library

www.american.edu/careercenter/Library.cfm

The Career Center Resource Library has approximately 450 books and periodicals. The majority of the collection can be checked out for 7 days, with the exception of a small number of reference items. AU students, alumni, faculty and staff can obtain and return the materials at the Career Center, and any fines accrued can be paid at the University Library. Copier, computers, and printing available as well as AU CareerWeb and Resume Builder.

Contact/Location
careercenter@american.edu
202-885-1804
Butler Pavilion, 5th Floor

Borrowing
AU students, staff, faculty and alumni. 7 day checkout on most items.

Hours
Mon: 9am - 5pm
Tues, Wed: 9am - 8pm
Thur: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 9am - 5pm
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Center for Diversity and Inclusion Gender and Sexuality Library

www.american.edu/ocl/cdi/index.cfm

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion's Gender and Sexuality Library hosts a diverse collection of both fiction and nonfiction as well as various TV series and movies. Specific topics include: sexuality and religion, social organization, sexuality internationally, equality and gay politics, family and marriage, and women and feminism. TV series range from academic documentaries to the complete series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The L Word. All of the items are searchable and checked out through the general library catalog system.

Contact/Location
cdi@american.edu
202-885-3651
Mary Graydon Center, Room 201 and 202

Borrowing
AU students, staff and faculty. 7 day checkout on books and DVDs. Reserve items and periodicals in house only.

Hours
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
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Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition & Research (CLEAR) Resource Collection

www.american.edu/cas/clear/CLEAR-Resource-Collection.cfm

CLEAR holds approximately 1,500 foreign language items which include films, textbooks, audio books, workbooks, dictionaries and self-teaching materials. The collection is searchable through the WRLC catalog. We welcome suggestions for new materials; just contact us and let us know what you'd be interested in. We are always looking to expand the collection, so if you have materials related to language or linguistics that you would like to donate, please contact us or stop by the Center. Contributions to our collections are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Contact/Location
clear@american.edu
202-885-2357
Asbury Hall, North Wing
- Lower Level, Room B36

Borrowing
AU students, staff and faculty. 14 day checkout on books, 7 days on DVDs, and 2 hours for reference items.

Hours
Mon - Thur: 9am - 9pm
Fri: 9am - 5pm
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Visual Resource Center Collection

www.american.edu/cas/art-history/resources/vrc.cfm

The Visual Resources Center contains an extensive collection of images in support of the fines arts programs at American University. This includes over 21,000 high resolution digital images, 100,000 slides, and approximately 2,100 books on visual arts and artists.

Contact/Location
vrc@american.edu
202-885-1675
Katzen Arts Center, Room 142

Borrowing
The VRC collections can be used on site only. Digital collections are available to AU faculty for teaching purposes.

Hours
Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm
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