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Collections Information

The University Library owns or subscribes to millions of books, journals, and other resources in both print and electronic formats. All of the materials in our general collection are either immediately accessible or requestable through AU Library Search. While much of the library’s print book collection is available onsite, users also have the ability to request delivery of print materials owned by AU or other Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) libraries. Deliveries are done daily.

The library provides both on and off campus access to our electronic resources for all AU students, faculty, and staff. While the vast majority of resources are discoverable using AU Library Search, we also provide a comprehensive list of our databases and a dedicated journal search.

The library’s Collection Development program supports the library mission to build quality collections that serve university goals for learning, teaching and research. For additional contacts or questions about our collections, please see the Library's Subject Specialists.

AU Faculty Books

Discover the rich knowledge and research output of all books authored or edited by American University faculty.

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