The John A. Butler Library has available data projectors, digital cameras and camcorders, tripods, microphones, flip charts, SMART Board setup information, TV/DVD/VCR’s and other auxiliary A/V equipment and supplies for classroom use or for special events or presentations. Library staff are also available to assist with event set-ups in the main college meeting rooms.
Reference service is available during most business hours and by appointment. The reference collections, both print and electronic, are quite extensive, and the Library staff can help provide full access to any of those materials. Library staff will help with specific reference questions, are willing to demonstrate usage of electronic research resources, and are available to give students and faculty a tour of the Library. Student research tours and bibliographic information classes are offered each term.
There is a designated shelf in the Main Library and the Design Library for “On-Reserve” items; in general, these are required and supplementary course materials designated by faculty and available to authorized students. On-reserve items are for use in the Library only or have limited checkout. Starting with the Fall 2015 semester, Arts & Sciences curriculum materials are available in Reserve. The Library will also explore the addition of an active (current) textbook collection for other courses.
Both libraries provide a drop-off service for instructors who need to do make-up testing. Completed tests are collected, and/or computer support is provided.
Historical Archives Collection
The purpose of the Historical Archives Collection is to preserve for research the historically valuable materials which document the origins, development, activities and achievements of Dunwoody College since its inception in 1914. This collection consists of more than 6,000 items that are currently being categorized, identified, and readied for digitization. Materials in this collection include:
- Early college photos, newspapers, documents
- Significant college publications, such as course catalogs and alumni newsletters
- Meeting minutes, other critical documents instrumental in guiding College policies
- Strategic plans, annual reports, and other administrative materials
- Books and papers critical to the Dunwoody history