Southern Union State Community College

Library Overview

Southern Union has a Learning Resource Center (LRC) located on each of the three college campuses; Wadley, Valley and Opelika. The purpose of the Learning Resources Centers is to complement the academic, health and technical programs of the college as well as supporting the stated institutional goal to encourage life-long learning. 

The total collection of all three LRC sites includes over 75,000 physical volumes. The library also subscribes to local, regional and national newspapers, academic journals, and magazines. Students have access to the collection through our on-line public access catalog (AG-Cat). This system allows students to search the collections on all LRC sites simultaneously. Through AG-Cat, students can locate materials by author, title, subject, or keyword search options. 

Researchers also have access to many licensed full text, on-line databases through the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL). Students are able to connect to the AVL from any computer on campus or remotely. AVL cards are provided to students from any of the three LRC’s when they are not able to connect to the AVL remotely.  

Students must obtain a Southern Union Student ID from any one of the three LRC’s prior to borrowing (checkout) materials or accessing reserve items. The first ID card and expired cards are provided at no charge to the student. Lost or stolen cards carry a $10 replacement fee. 

Have questions? Ask a Librarian:
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