The Jerry Falwell Library has an extensive collection of resources in a variety of formats including:
- Articles (journals, newspapers, and magazines)
- Dissertations & Theses
- Audiovisual materials (DVDs, CDs, and streaming audio and video)
- Music scores (Print and digital)
- Beyond Books (e.g., tools, cookware, games, hammocks, exercise equipment, etc.)
Discover titles from any collections or format type through our advanced search tool.
For checkout limits and lengths, visit the Borrowing Services Policy or the Beyond Books Borrowing Policy.
Locations for Physical Collections
Most of the physical resources are stored in the temperature and humidity-controlled Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS), but the newest and most frequently-used items are shelved in the Book Tower and Caudell Reading Room. The graphic to the right is displayed throughout the library to help you locate your desired materials. You can click on the image to open it in a new window.
A selection of the newest books is housed in the Carter Learning Commons on the first floor.
DVDs and CDs
Our DVD selection includes popular movies, documentaries, and instructional materials while the CDs include musical and other performance content as well as audiobooks. Cases for each item are shelved in the Carter Learning Commons on the first floor. Customers should take the case to the Customer Service Center for check out.
Beyond Books Collection
We offer items that are outside of what may be considered “traditional” library materials. These items are designed to meet a variety of student needs and interests. They include items such as umbrellas, games, sports equipment, and camping gear. Items can be browsed at the Beyond Books display kiosk next to the Customer Service Center. Cases for each item are shelved in the Carter Learning Commons on the first floor. Customers can take the case to the Customer Service Center for check out.
PreK-12 Teaching Resources and Juvenile Literature
The Curriculum Library located on the terrace level of the library houses PreK-12 teacher edition textbooks and teaching resources, English as a Second Language (ESL) materials, and children’s and young adult literature and magazines.
Magazines, Journals, and Newspapers
Recent issues of popular magazines, journals, and newspapers can be found in the Carter Learning Commons and the Upper Esbenshade Atrium on the first floor. Additional print journals are housed on browsable shelves in the Caudell Reading Room on the second floor or in the ASRS. You can request items stored in the ASRS through the library catalog by selecting the item’s entry and submitting a request. You can then retrieve your item from the Customer Service Center.
Archival Materials and Other Special Collections
Archival materials and other special collections are available through our Archives & Special Collections Department which is located on the terrace level. Physical archival materials cannot be checked out, but they can be used on-site in the Archives Reading Room.
If we do not have the materials you need, you can submit an Interlibrary Loan request, suggest an item for purchase, or explore other options. Please contact us if you need assistance in locating materials or placing requests.