Faulkner University

About Nichols Library

The Library's Mission

Gus Nichols Library is committed to life-long learning for living in an environment that fosters education of the whole person. The library supports Faulkner University's mission through maintaining a broad range of quality learning resources and services. The library is committed to excellence in instruction, advancement of knowledge, and moral & spiritual values so that, through these efforts, enrichment of the community might be achieved. The library strives to stimulate teaching and learning by creating an environment in which instruction, research, and integrity of character can thrive.

About the Library

Named for the Gospel preacher Gus Nichols, Nichols Main Library is at the academic heart of Faulkner University. The library houses over 300,000 volumes and provides study space for students. Located on the eastern side of campus, parking is available both at the front of the building and on the east side. A book drop is located near the parking lot at the entrance of the building for after-hours book return. During open hours, please return books to the Circulation Desk.

Group study tables are located on the first floor and quiet study space is on the second floor. Materials used in the library, but not checked out, should be placed on tables or book carts; please do not reshelve the books. For more information on library policies, please visit our library policies page.

Where To Go

Here is a short list of what you will find on each floor of the library.

First Floor
Circulation/Information Desk
Reference, Juvenile Literature & Audiovisual collections
Current periodicals & microform
Special Collections (University Archives)
Administrative Offices
Public Services Librarian
Serials Office / Closed Stacks
Student computers and wireless internet access
Student Copier
Study tables
Restrooms & water fountain in the lobby
Second Floor
*Designated as a quiet study area*
Circulating book collection
Bound periodicals (journals and magazines)
Technical Services Offices
Collection Services Office
Extended Services Librarian
Student computers and wireless internet access
Study tables
Study/class/conference area (ask about reserving at information desk downstairs)
Water fountain
Map case
Find Books
Find Articles
Research Resources
Web Resources
Interlibrary Loan
Materials Request
Ask A Librarian
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