About the Library


Open 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday
Weekend and evening hours to come.
Gus Nichols Library New Location; Former PNC Bank on Atlanta Highway next door to Jones School of Law


      Remember, our databases and online resources are available 24 hours a day!

Library Staff Information:

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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