Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Winter Break Library Closings

Coleman Library and University Library Branches will be closed the following days and hours during the Winter Break:

ColemanDec 24 @ 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan 4 @ 1 p.m.
ArchitectureDec 24 @ 5 p.m.Monday, Jan 5 @ 8 a.m.
Science Research CenterDec 24 @ 5 p.m.Monday, Jan 5 @ 8 a.m.
JournalismDec 19 @ 5 p.m.Monday, Jan 5 @ 8 a.m.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Come Study With Us! We're 24/7!

Crunch time?
No worries!
The main library is open 24/7 through December 11, 2014.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Library Hours for Thanksgiving Break Reminder

Coleman   Wednesday 11/26     Thurs 11/27 - Sat 11/29         Sun 11/30         Mon 12/1
                    Close at 6pm                      Closed                        Open at 1           Open

Branches    Close at 5pm                      Closed                          Closed              Open

FSU and Strozier Library

FAMU's University Libraries wishes to offer our support and prayers to our colleagues at Strozier Library at FSU at this difficult time. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thanksgiving Break Library Hours

Mark your calendars! The University Libraries will be closed over the Thanksgiving break. Please note the hours below:

Coleman Library closes at 6 pm on Wednesday, Nov 26 and reopens on Sunday Nov 30 at 1 pm.  

The Branch Libraries on campus (Architecture, Journalism/Graphic Communications and Science Research) will each close at 5 pm on Wednesday, Nov 26.  They will reopen on Monday, Dec 1 at their regular hours. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Library Closed Veterans Day November 11

In observance of Veterans Day, Coleman closes at 10pm tonight and will reopen at 7:45 am on Wednesday. The Branch Libraries Architecture, Journalism and Science Research Libraries will close at their regular time tonight and reopen Wednesday morning at their regular time.

Tallahassee's Veterans Day Parade will begin at 10:45 on Tuesday morning at the intersection of Monroe and Tennessee streets.
Click HERE for route.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Overcome Student Loan Debt -- New Documentary Premiere


             The College of Social Sciences, 
           Arts and Humanities and the
             Department of Visual Arts, 
             Humanities, and Theatre invites
             the entire Tallahassee community 
             to the PREMIERE of this timely
            and extremely informative 
            documentary event.
          Where: New Pharmacy Building
       Room 103

             When: Monday, November 10, 2014
        Time: 6-8 pm
               For more information, please email
            or call 850-599-3786

             View Trailer at

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Spoken Word Event at Coleman Library

A spoken word event featuring author, poet & student Michael Williams.
Thursday, October 30
from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.
Coleman Library, Room 410. 
Sponsored by the Coleman Library.  Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tallahassee Democrat Available Online!

The Tallahassee Democrat is accessible online to FAMU students.
To get the login and password, please visit one of the University
Libraries (Coleman or one of our branch libraries) during open

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Banned Books Week, September 21 - 27

University Libraries supports intellectual freedom and the freedom to read!

The American Library Association sponsors Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.  It highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship by focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books. Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

The American Library Association keeps track of the most "frequently challenged books" and every year, it publishes a list of the most challenged books for that year.  A challenged book is one that has had a complaint filed asking to remove it from a library.

The following books, which are featured during Banned Books Week, have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

The Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2013 are:
  1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
    Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
  2. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
    Reasons: Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
  6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
  7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
    Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  9. Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
    Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
  10. Bone (series), by Jeff Smith
    Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence

Extended Hours at Coleman Have Begun!

We have started our 24/5 schedule meaninganimated-clock-image-0004
that the Coleman Library will be open starting 
at 1 pm on Sundays and not closing till 10 pm 
on Fridays! We'll be open Saturdays 10 am 
to 10 pm.
Please click HERE to see the Coleman and 
Branch library hours.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Starbucks Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Please join Metz Culinary Management and the FAMU Auxiliary Services for a ribbon cutting ceremony of the University’s first Starbucks. 

Date:            Wed., August 27, 2014
Time:            2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location:     Starbucks in Coleman Library
Door prizes and samples will be given away!  
Come see our brand new, shining, gleaming Starbucks!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Library Hours, August 25 - 29

Hi, welcome back! Coleman Library will open on Monday, the 25th at 7:45 pm and close at 12 midnight. We have the same hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We close Friday at 10pm. 

Upcoming Hours and Closings

Monday, Aug 25                                                         
7:45am - 12 midnight

Tuesday, Aug 26
7:45am - 12 midnight

Wednesday, Aug 27
7:45am - 12 midnight

Thursday, Aug 28
7:45am - 12 midnight

Friday, Aug 29
7:45am - 10pm

We will be closed Labor Day Weekend until Tuesday, September 2 when we open at 7:45am.