The Snead State Cyber Library, which is located in room 105 of the Administration Building (directly left of the main entrance), offers online access to over 70 databases as well as over 150,000 electronic books thorough our state of the art Integrated Library System, “Virgil.” In addition, the library also maintains a collection of over 5000 print volumes. It offers both online and in-person library orientation and information literacy training. Online training includes instructional videos, embedded ‘Guest Librarians’ within Blackboard classes, as well as contact through email and social media. Special film series, book club sessions, and other learning programs are sponsored by the library. Within the library, itself, students have access to study areas, and can read or check out books as well as. For more information on using eBooks, please ask a Librarian.
10 desktop computers as well as 10 laptop computers are available for students at all hours the Library is open. Other computer labs are located throughout the Snead campus that students can use to access all library online resources. For a list of these other labs click HERE.
Library Services and COVID-19
Starting June 1st and until further notice, during the times the college is physically open, the library will serve as a main check-in point for anyone wishing to enter campus facilities. The following applies to faculty, staff, students, the public, etc. wanting entry to a building on campus:
- All buildings will remain locked. Signs will be posted on doors with a number for the person to call to be let in. (256) 840-4173 is the main library number.
- An employee will meet the person at the door, take the person’s temperature, and complete a questionnaire form.
- If the person is “clear”, they will be allowed to enter.
- If the person is “not clear” (e.g. temp of 100.4 or higher, sick family member, etc.), they will not be allowed to enter.
Social distancing will be strictly enforced within the library. Only three of the Library’s desktop computers will be available. They will be equipped with webcams and speakers so students may use them for online advising sessions. Students should contact the library to schedule any such sessions. There will also be several iMacs from the Apple Lab placed by the outside library windows. They have built-in webcams and speakers, so they can also be used for virtual advising.
Visitors with their own laptops/tablets that just want to use Wi-Fi will be strongly encouraged to go to the Commons area or outside to the pavilion area where there should be tables and chairs setup.
Current Library Hours
Currently, the Snead State Library is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.