ABAC Libraries support students and faculty by providing access to library services through its collections both physical and digital. The mission of the library is to ensure access to information for the ABAC community. The materials provided by the library focus on supporting the curriculum. The library will make materials available to all students, faculty, and staff, will assist in the use of these materials including but not limited to critical evaluation of resources, will provide access to materials not located in the library through partnership with other colleges in Georgia, and will provide opportunities designed to foster lifelong learning.
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Find articles, books, e-books, and other resources through Gil Find and GALILEO. Libguides are available to help give you guided research assistance. To access the databases from off-campus, click the resource and login with the password provided by the library.
The Baldwin Library has been hard at work getting our new home in the Carlton Center ready for the fall semester. We can’t wait to show it off and let you experience your new library! Unfortunately, we have to ask you to be patient a little longer, because we aren’t quite ready to open. We plan to open on September 1.
The reduced hours will give the library staff time to clean and sanitize the space. Once we’ve opened, we will have 12 group study rooms- in order to comply with social distancing guidelines, these study rooms will be limited to two to three people at a time.
Baldwin Library is now located in the Carlton Building and will open on September 1.
|Baldwin Library||Bainbridge Library|
|Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.||Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m..||Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.||Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 :00 p.m.|
|Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.||Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.|
|Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.||Closed Friday|
|Closed Saturday||Closed Saturday|
|Closed Sunday||Closed Sunday|
For Exceptions to normal operating hours, please click the link below.
Library Faculty and Staff
The library staff consists of 3 library faculty, 5 library assistants, and 15 student assistants. Librarians at ABAC are faculty. All have graduate degrees in Library and Information Science and/or a Ph.D. Some teach for-credit courses and they often provide embedded instruction that is incorporated into courses across ABAC campuses. Library faculty serve the university community in the following roles:
- Faculty and department outreach
- Library instruction in classes
- Personalized one-on-one library instruction and research assistance
- Collection management and systems administration
- Subject specialists
- Principle Investigator
The Dorothy King and Betty King Carr Children's Classic Collection
Baldwin Library Children’s Collection, provides pictures books to both college and community. It features Newberry Honor and Caldecott Honor winning children’s books, as well as soft seating. This collection is made possible, in part, by a generous donation from ABAC’s past President and his Wife, George H. King and Marguerite Benson King, in memory of their daughter Dorothy. Additional donations have been provided by Margaret King Kable, in memory of Dorothy’s younger sister, Betty King Carr.
The Baldwin Library space is currently being renovated. The construction will be completed spring of 2020. All ABAC Libraries provide open areas to student, faculty and researchers. There are restricted-study areas for students and faculty, as well as group study rooms.