Jacksonville State University - Houston Cole Library

Jacksonville State University - Houston Cole Library Welcome to the official page of the Houston Cole Library at Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama.

Welcome to Jacksonville State University's Houston Cole Library! Named for President Emeritus Dr. Houston Cole, the Houston Cole Library was built in 1972. The facility is a thirteen-story building divided into eight micro-libraries. Floors two through seven and nine through ten are divided into public subject areas and are managed by subject specialist librarians. Each public service librarian is responsible for collection maintenance and development, supervision of student employees, liaison activities, and instruction. The Library is staffed with 15 professional and 18 para-professional employees. We are here to assist you with your research and information needs. You can contact our librarians via virtual chat, phone, email, text, and/or in person. Just click on Ask Us to connect with our librarians or submit a question. We hope you find our services useful. We invite you to visit the library often (in both its physical and virtual locations) and to enjoy the wealth of resources and information available through our services.

Mission: The mission of Houston Cole Library is to provide information services and resources to support the scholarly and informational needs of the University community. In doing so, the library strives to reflect the curriculum first, with secondary emphasis on faculty research and statewide resource sharing. The Library's collection consists of more than 600,000 titles. Our online card catalog will allow you to search the collections held at our Library. Additionally, the catalogs of other major Alabama academic libraries are available for online searching. The numerous databases we subscribe to will allow you online access to magazines, newspapers and journal citations and articles. In addition to numerous public computer workstations, students have access to a group study room and a computer lab. Other services within the Library are inter-library loan, self-service photocopying, conference rooms, and AV services.

Some of our phones are out, while others are in and out. If you need to contact someone in the Library and cannot get th...
07/10/2019
LibGuides: Library Personnel Directory: Alphabetical Staff Listing

Some of our phones are out, while others are in and out. If you need to contact someone in the Library and cannot get through using the telephone, please contact us via email. You can find our email addresses at http://libguides.jsu.edu/staff. If you are not sure who to call, you can email us at [email protected] and you will be routed to the most appropriate person. Thanks!

Contact information for Library personnel by name and department. Also includes contact information for departmental liaisons.

Happy 4th Jacksonville State University Gamecocks! Just a reminder that the Library, along with the University, will be ...
07/04/2019

Happy 4th Jacksonville State University Gamecocks! Just a reminder that the Library, along with the University, will be closed today and tomorrow. We will reopen Saturday. Have a fun and safe holiday!

Need help with your research? Our librarians are here for you. Make an  appointment with one of us. Can't make an appoin...
06/26/2019
A-Z Databases

Need help with your research? Our librarians are here for you. Make an appointment with one of us. Can't make an appointment? Check out our new resource that will help you with the research process! Check out Sage Research Methods today (https://bit.ly/2RAyREk). If you have any issues with or questions about this resource, please contact your subject specialist or call our Reference Desk (256-782-8034).

Hey Future Jacksonville State University Gamecocks, be sure to stop by our booth during #gofest2019 brought to you by Ja...
06/18/2019

Hey Future Jacksonville State University Gamecocks, be sure to stop by our booth during #gofest2019 brought to you by Jacksonville State University Dean of Students Office!

Our Children's Corner kicked off the 2019 College for Kids yesterday with a program from Dr. Mike Burns about dinosaurs ...
06/04/2019

Our Children's Corner kicked off the 2019 College for Kids yesterday with a program from Dr. Mike Burns about dinosaurs and fossils. We had a great turn out and our Little Gamecocks enjoyed it (as did some of our bigger Gamecocks).

So, what is your favorite dinosaur?

The annual summer program in the Children's Corner, College for Kids, kicks off in a big way Monday with Professor Mike ...
05/31/2019

The annual summer program in the Children's Corner, College for Kids, kicks off in a big way Monday with Professor Mike Burns hunting for dinosaurs! Can't wait to see what fossils we can find. The program starts at 1.

See the full schedule for the College for Kids program and more details at https://libguides.jsu.edu/childrenscorner. Hope to see you all on the 5th floor this summer!

We are so excited to have Professor Mike Burns kick off our 2nd annual College for Kids summer program on Monday, June 3rd from 1:00-2:00. Please try to show up ten minutes early to receive your official program. Professor Burn's lecture is "Hunting for Fossils." You'll learn about finding and collecting fossils. Professor Burns will also discuss the rich prehistoric history preserved in Alabama. Professor Burns teaches in the Biology Department at JSU. He is originally from northeast Pennsylvania and attended graduate school in western Canada studying armored dinosaurs.He loves getting outdoors, hiking, and fossil hunting in the summer or gaming when the weather’s not so nice. Professor Burns is currently working with several students on fossil vertebrates in Alabama and also continuing his work on armored dinosaurs. Please join us Monday for the first lecture of the program!

In case you missed it, last week was Food Allergy Awareness Week. Our Business and Social Sciences Librarian, Kimberly W...
05/20/2019

In case you missed it, last week was Food Allergy Awareness Week. Our Business and Social Sciences Librarian, Kimberly Westbrooks, created this display. You can check out the display in the Lobby to learn more!

Our 2nd Annual JSU College for Kids in the Children's Corner is set!
05/14/2019

Our 2nd Annual JSU College for Kids in the Children's Corner is set!

Calling all little Gamecock scholars! Experience art, history, drama, music, science, and more through fun, free, and educational mini-lectures with JSU Professors in the Children’s Corner in the Houston Cole Library. All lectures last from 1:00-2:00 on the dates specified. Talks are most appropriate for ages 4-8, but all children are invited! Attend at least 5 of the 20 lectures to get your JSU College for Kids diploma at our Graduation Party with Cocky on July 25th!

#GamingDay has started! Come have some fun and destress with us. We have #cardgames, #boardgames, #roleplayinggames & sn...
04/23/2019
JSU | JSU Gaming Day | Escape Room: Can you Breakout?

#GamingDay has started! Come have some fun and destress with us. We have #cardgames, #boardgames, #roleplayinggames & snacks. There is even an #EscapeRoom. Register at http://www.jsu.edu/gamingday/escape-room.html and then come try to break out!! #GamingDay is brought to you by JSU Tabletop & CCG Club, Level Up, Information Technology, Counseling Services, and the Library.

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Are you stressed about finals? Join us on the 7th Floor of the Library tomorrow from 10AM – 10PM for #GamingDay. Have fu...
04/22/2019

Are you stressed about finals? Join us on the 7th Floor of the Library tomorrow from 10AM – 10PM for #GamingDay. Have fun and destress with #cardgames, #boardgames, #roleplayinggames & snacks. Brought to you by JSU Tabletop & CCG Club, Level Up, Information Technology, Counseling Services, and the Library. Thanks to our student assistant, Reuben Heard, for the awesome chalk art!!!!

It's that time of the year! Need a place to study for your finals? We've got you covered with extended hours! Stay up la...
04/19/2019

It's that time of the year! Need a place to study for your finals? We've got you covered with extended hours! Stay up late with us beginning tomorrow (Saturday, April 20). See our extended hours at http://libguides.jsu.edu/hours. #FinalsWeek #StudySpace #LateNights

There's a sight for sore eyes! Our roof is starting to look normal again!!!!
04/18/2019

There's a sight for sore eyes! Our roof is starting to look normal again!!!!

Our latest display in honor of #AutismAwarenessMonth. A big thanks to our fabulous Circulation Staff members, Ms. Tere K...
04/17/2019

Our latest display in honor of #AutismAwarenessMonth. A big thanks to our fabulous Circulation Staff members, Ms. Tere King and Mr. Zach Third, for creating this masterpiece!

03/23/2019

‪Just a reminder: we are closed along with the rest of Jacksonville State University for spring break. We will reopen at 3:00pm on Sunday, March 31. Have a fun and safe spring break Gamecocks!‬

Join the Reading of the Green with books all about money! Grab yours for check out before they're gone! Last day to grab...
03/18/2019

Join the Reading of the Green with books all about money! Grab yours for check out before they're gone!
Last day to grab your green book: March 30th.

A big thanks to Jake Wolven for the incredible picture of the Library and for allowing us to use it on our social media ...
03/15/2019

A big thanks to Jake Wolven for the incredible picture of the Library and for allowing us to use it on our social media platforms!

Jacksonville State University - Houston Cole Library's cover photo
03/15/2019

Jacksonville State University - Houston Cole Library's cover photo

#SpringPreviewDay is underway. If you aren’t here, why not?!?!!
03/09/2019

#SpringPreviewDay is underway. If you aren’t here, why not?!?!!

‪Getting ready for #SpringPreviewDay! Come see us to learn about what we can do for you!‬
03/09/2019

‪Getting ready for #SpringPreviewDay! Come see us to learn about what we can do for you!‬

Don't like blind dates? Maybe you just haven't had a good one. Come by the 4th Floor for the best blind date ever and be...
02/08/2019

Don't like blind dates? Maybe you just haven't had a good one. Come by the 4th Floor for the best blind date ever and begin a relationship with a good book. #LoveAffairWithReading

Do you need help with a project or research? Confused about how to use our Library? We have you covered and we are here ...
02/05/2019

Do you need help with a project or research? Confused about how to use our Library? We have you covered and we are here to help you. Make an appointment with YOUR librarian today.

01/21/2019

‪Along with the rest of the campus, we are closed today. We will re-open at 7:30 tomorrow morning. ‬

A new crane is here and work is resuming! #NewRoof coming soon!
01/16/2019

A new crane is here and work is resuming! #NewRoof coming soon!

After the Discovery Naming Contest last semester, we now have a new name for this service. Introducing the new name... G...
01/16/2019

After the Discovery Naming Contest last semester, we now have a new name for this service. Introducing the new name... GEM Finder! #NewSemesterNewName #GEMFinder

Welcome Back Jacksonville State University Gamecocks! #Spring2019 is off and running. We hope it is a successful one.
01/09/2019

Welcome Back Jacksonville State University Gamecocks! #Spring2019 is off and running. We hope it is a successful one.

We found this book on one of the floors. If you lost this book, please come to the Library's Circulation Desk. You will ...
01/03/2019

We found this book on one of the floors. If you lost this book, please come to the Library's Circulation Desk. You will need to present your Amazon Rental documentation to prove that it is your book.

Wishing all of.our Jacksonville State University Gamecocks a very Hapoy New Year. We can't wait to see what 2019 has in ...
01/01/2019

Wishing all of.our Jacksonville State University Gamecocks a very Hapoy New Year. We can't wait to see what 2019 has in store for you.

Merry Christmas to all Jacksonville State University students, faculty, and staff from the faculty and staff of the Hous...
12/24/2018

Merry Christmas to all Jacksonville State University students, faculty, and staff from the faculty and staff of the Houston Cole Library!

Our Christmas Book Tree is up. We are ready for the holiday. If you take a picture with it, please tag us. While there, ...
12/07/2018

Our Christmas Book Tree is up. We are ready for the holiday. If you take a picture with it, please tag us. While there, guess how many books we used to make the tree. Submit your guess, along with your name and email address. Closest guess will receive a Library swag bag. #ChristmasBookTree #LibraryChristmasFun

12/05/2018

If you are still stressed from finals, consider joining our stress-free yoga sessions. Relax and unwind through two 30-minute yoga sessions today (Wed, Dec 5) at 4 and 5 pm. The sessions will be on the 11th floor in room 1101C. #FinalsWeek #YogaLife

Are you stressed about finals? Come to #GamingDay at the Library today (10AM - 10PM) to have some fun and destress with ...
12/04/2018

Are you stressed about finals? Come to #GamingDay at the Library today (10AM - 10PM) to have some fun and destress with card games, board games, video games and snacks. And for the bravehearted, we will have an Escape Room again this year. Reserve your breakout session at http://www.jsu.edu/gamingday/escape-room.html.

Need a place to study for your finals? We've got you covered and we are open until 1AM through Thursday, December 6. #Fi...
12/03/2018

Need a place to study for your finals? We've got you covered and we are open until 1AM through Thursday, December 6. #FinalsWeek #StudySpace #LateNights

It's that time of the year! With finals, comes our extended hours! Stay up late with us beginning today! See our extende...
12/01/2018

It's that time of the year! With finals, comes our extended hours! Stay up late with us beginning today! See our extended ours at http://libguides.jsu.edu/hours. #FinalsWeek

Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to those who have served our country. #veteransday2018 🇺🇸
11/11/2018

Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to those who have served our country. #veteransday2018 🇺🇸

‪The deadline to get your name suggestions in has been extended to Nov 16. If you haven’t submitted your suggestions, yo...
11/11/2018

‪The deadline to get your name suggestions in has been extended to Nov 16. If you haven’t submitted your suggestions, you still have time. Submit your suggestions online at http://www.jsu.edu/library/forms/renamediscovery.html or dropping them in our box in the lobby of the Library. ‬

Go Gamecocks! #FearTheBeak #OVCChamps
11/10/2018

Go Gamecocks! #FearTheBeak #OVCChamps

With today's 41-14 win over Tennessee State, Jacksonville State is the first team in Ohio Valley Conference history to win five consecutive conference titles. JSU has gone a combined 38-1 in league play over the last five season and won all five titles outright.
#FearTheBeak #JSUStrong

Congratulations to Donye' Richardson! Donye' is this year’s winner of our Martha Cole Award. Dean John-Bauer Graham pres...
11/08/2018

Congratulations to Donye' Richardson! Donye' is this year’s winner of our Martha Cole Award. Dean John-Bauer Graham presented the award to Donye' Wednesday, November 7. Thanks Donye' for all the work you do in and for the Library. You rock! #TheLibraryLovesOurStudenrAsssistants #OurStudentsRock

Here are our top resources for October 2018. Do you see your favorite? If you haven't used our resources, what are you w...
11/06/2018

Here are our top resources for October 2018. Do you see your favorite? If you haven't used our resources, what are you waiting on? If you need help with our resources, contact one of YOUR librarians (http://libguides.jsu.edu/prf.php)!

Good morning Gamecocks and welcome to November!
11/02/2018

Good morning Gamecocks and welcome to November!

We are having a contest to rename our Discovery service. This service is the first search box on our homepage at http://...
10/30/2018

We are having a contest to rename our Discovery service. This service is the first search box on our homepage at http://www.jsu.edu/library/. JSU students, we want to hear from you!!! Each student can submit up to 3 entries containing 1 to 2 words each. Our renaming contest runs from October 29 until November 9. Library Staff will pick the winning name. The student with the winning name will receive a JSU Library swag bag!!!

Submit your name ideas either in person at the Library or using our online form at http://www.jsu.edu/library/forms/renamediscovery.html.

Let's see what you got, Gamecocks! #colecontest #cockycolechallenge

10/29/2018

Contrary to some misinformation out there, we ARE open today until 11PM and we DO have water. Thanks!

Our own Ms. Charlcie Pettway Vann, Psychology and General Reference Librarian, was honored with the Minority Access Nati...
10/16/2018

Our own Ms. Charlcie Pettway Vann, Psychology and General Reference Librarian, was honored with the Minority Access National Role Model Award. She was accorded VIP status and special recognition throughout the Nineteenth National Role Models Conference, September 28 - 30, 2018, in National Harbor, MD.

Congratulations Charlcie! We are so very happy for and proud of you!!!

#OurLibrariansRock

‪@JSUNews It is almost time for #PreviewDay!! Who’s ready? Come by our booth for some “treats” and learn about what the ...
10/13/2018

‪@JSUNews It is almost time for #PreviewDay!! Who’s ready? Come by our booth for some “treats” and learn about what the Library can do for you.‬

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700 Pelham Rd N
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