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An overview of the library's services to the Aggie Community.

A&T History

Information about the history of A&T, including significant milestones by year.

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Aggie Collaboration Rooms

We have designed and equipped two high-tech rooms to enhance collaborative projects among students, faculty and staff here at the university.

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Articles & Research Databases

Find articles and the latest scholarly research and publications with these online databases.

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Ask Us

Librarians are here to help! Here are several ways we can help you.

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Borrowing Privileges

The rules and policies for borrowing materials from the Bluford Library.

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Catalog

The library's catalog of books, ebooks, article & research databases, journals and other materials.

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Collection Management

Bluford Library maintains physical and electronic collections. Collection management acquires and maintains these resources for the university.

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Course Reserve Services for Faculty

The Library can work with you to offer Course & E-Reserves to your students. Here's how.

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Course Reserves

Course Reserves are housed on the first floor of the Library at the Circulation Desk and hold high-usage items, assigned readings, and materials for special projects. We also offer E-Reserves, available online 24 hours a day.

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Distance Education Students

F.D. Bluford Library offers services tailored for distance education students, from Dare to Cherokee and beyond. The Library can help you no matter where you are located.

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E-Readers & Kindles for Checkout

Kindle DX and Sony E-Readers are available for checkout. You may view ebooks, newspapers and magazines on them.

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Ebooks

Our materials and collections are increasingly available 24/7/365 wherever you are via the Internet. Here are links to the sites and services where we provide you with access to electronic books.

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Government Documents

Located on the lower level of the F.D. Bluford Library, Government Documents provides free and open access to government information.

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Group Study Rooms Policy

The library provides various individual and group study rooms for use by students, faculty and staff. Our aim is to accommodate space for academic research, studying, tutoring sessions and class preparation. These rooms hold anywhere from one to eight people. Given the demand for group study rooms, they may not be used for general meetings.

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Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery

When you need materials that are not available at the Bluford Library, you can request an interlibrary loan or document delivery service.

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Inventory of the A&M and A&T College Bulletins (1898-1936)

Inventory of the Agricultural and Mechanical College Bulletins (1898-1915) and the Agricultural and Technical College Bulletins (1915-1936) located in the University Archives at NC A&T SU's F.D. Bluford Library.

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Inventory of the Dr. George Simkins, Jr. Collection

Description of the physical holdings of the Dr. George Simkins, Jr. Collection located in the University Archives at NC A&T SU's F.D. Bluford Library.

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Inventory of the Margaret Tynes Collection

Inventory of the Margaret Tynes Collection located in the University Archives at NC A&T SU's F.D. Bluford Library.

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iPads for Checkout

iPads are available for checkout. They are configured with some useful apps and content you may find interesting.

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Learning Resources Center (LRC)

The LRC is located on the lower level of the Bluford Library and provides instructional materials, curriculum resources and library services of special interest to the School of Education teacher preparation programs and teaching professionals.

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Librarian & Faculty Collaboration

We are ready, willing and able to help you and your students achieve scholarly success. When you collaborate with us on assignments and library resources, you can be sure your students will have a successful learning experience. Here is how we can help.

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Library Bibliographers by Subject

Library bibliographers serve as liaisons to the various schools and departments on campus. Here is their contact information.

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Library Instruction for Your Class

Course-related library instruction is designed to introduce students to research strategies and the basic information sources available for a particular class or subject. A librarian works with you and develops an instructional session or sessions to meet the specific needs of the class. Course-related library instruction is one of the most effective ways of teaching students to use scholarly materials and resources. This success is due to supplementing subject-oriented training received in the classroom with instruction in information resources and search techniques.

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MP3 Players for Checkout

Three MP3 players are available for checkout by N.C. A&T faculty, students and staff. You may download and manage audio books, podcasts and other digital audio content.

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Non-University Borrowers' Privileges

The F.D. Bluford Library serves more than just the faculty, staff and students of the University. Here are the borrowing privileges we extend to others in our community and region.

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Presidents & Chancellors

The presidents and chancellors of the University, from 1892-present.

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Records Management

The University Archives procures, organizes, collects, describes, maintains and preserves records of historical and administrative value to the university. Here are the guidelines for transferring office records to the University Archives.

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Scott Hall

Scott Hall was named for W. Kerr Scott, a governor of North Carolina. The residence hall was completed in 1951 at a cost of nearly $2 million, the largest sum appropriated to the University at that time. The red brick structure housed 1,100 male students and included 505 rooms and three apartments for faculty supervisors.

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Serials Department

The mission of the Serials Department is to acquire, sort, process, organize and maintain current records and files that inform users of serial documents at F.D. Bluford Library. Serials can be defined as a publication that is published in parts for an indefinite period of time. Serials include items such as journals, periodicals, magazines, almanacs, annual reports, numbered monographs and other materials.

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TALA Borrowing Agreement

The member libraries of the Triad Academic Library Association (TALA) have entered into a borrowing agreement, enabling students and faculty in good standing at their home institutions to borrow from the other participating libraries.

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The A&T Alma Mater

The A&T Alma Mater is sung at formal occasions such as Commencement. Here is the history of the song, its lyrics & information about the woman who wrote it and the composer who scored it.

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The A&T Four: February 1st, 1960

On February 1st, 1960 in Greensboro, North Carolina, four A&T freshmen students, Ezell Blair, Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil & David Richmond walked downtown and “sat - in” at the whites–only lunch counter at Woolworth’s. They refused to leave when denied service and stayed until the store closed.

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The Centennial Quilt

Common Roots: The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical Centennial Story quilt took almost three years to make, has fifty-nine colorful blocks depicting a variety of the events and people that figured prominently in the life of this great institution, and provided interesting and highly creative avenues of expression for the more than 100 persons who lent their talents as artists to design the blocks or as crafters to do the stitchery and quilting.

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University Archives

The University Archives procures, organizes, collects, describes, maintains and preserves records of historical and administrative value to the university and that have significantly impacted upon the African American experience in the Piedmont Triad region.

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Willie Grimes

Willie Ernest Grimes was born in Winterville, North Carolina, a rural eastern town in Pitt County just outside Greenville. He grew up in a close knit family with his four siblings. Willie and his brother, George, who was four years younger, were the two youngest children and were especially close. His parents, Joe and Ella, were farmers.

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Workshops

Bluford Library offers workshops to help you succeed here at A&T. Seats are limited; register at least 24 hours in advance.

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Fall Semester Hours

(Weds., Aug. 20th through Friday, Dec. 12th, 2014)

Sunday 2pm+ (start 24hrs)
Monday–Thursday Open 24 Hours
Friday Open until 8pm
Saturday 10am-7pm

Library Math Emporium will open in early Sept.
Use the main Math Emporium,
301 Academic Classroom Building
Open 6-9pm Mon.-Thurs.

Upcoming Events
Workshop: Copyright or Copywrong? (Wed. 09-10-2014 @ 2pm) Sep 10, 2014 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM — Room 258 (Seminar Room), 2nd Floor Bluford Library
Workshop: Grant Search Tools, COS Pivot & SPIN (Thu. 09-18-2014 @ 3pm) Sep 18, 2014 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM — Room 258 (Seminar Room), 2nd Floor Bluford Library
Workshop: Endnote® Made Easy (Mon. 09-22-2014 @ 11am) Sep 22, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM — Room 258 (Seminar Room), 2nd Floor Bluford Library
Workshop: Literature Reviews for Grad Students (Tue. 09-30-2014 @ 2pm) Sep 30, 2014 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM — Room 258 (Seminar Room), 2nd Floor Bluford Library
Closed - Sunday, Oct. 5th (Fall Break) Oct 05, 2014 12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
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