The M. Louis Salmon Library at the University of Alabama in Huntsville supports the information, instructional, and research needs of faculty, staff, students, and the surrounding community. It is housed in a 105,000 square foot facility which includes an InfoArcade and five computer labs including: a math tutorial lab, a liberal arts lab, a nursing lab, and two general-purpose labs. It also houses the Faculty Resource Center (FRC) for the University. Over 250 workstations are supported in the facility. There is also a coffee shop on the ground floor with a large area for collaborative study, complete with comfortable seating and white boards.
The Library supports the academic and research programs of the University. It has a collection of over 300,000 print volumes, a selective collection of over 500,000 United States government publications, and over 600,000 materials in microform and manuscript collections. In addition to books and microform materials, the Library offers a broad selection of books, journals, newspapers and other serials in electronic form. Approximately 67,000 online paid periodical titles, over 65,000 electronic books and over 350 databases can be accessed both on- and off-campus via the Library website at http://lib.uah.edu. In addition, the University Archives and Special Collections offer a number of unique collections including the papers of former Congressman Robert Jones, the personal Library of Willy Ley, the architectural research collection of Harvie P. Jones, and several space-related collections involving such projects as the Saturn V rocket, Skylab and Apollo-Soyuz.
UAHuntsville subscribes to numerous full-text databases each of which supports specific colleges including: Liberal Arts, Nursing, Business Administration, Engineering, and Science. The Library is privileged to provide access to many major online resources, including the Elsevier collection through Science Direct and Scopus, Springer, CINAHL, the IEEE collection through IEEExplore, ABI/Inform, Bloomberg Terminals, Academic Search Complete, and JSTOR (Journal Storage). The Library is also a member of several consortia that provide access to research materials not owned by libraries in north Alabama. Its membership in the OCLC and the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL) facilitates rapid document delivery/interlibrary loan service to faculty, staff, and students without charge.
Reference services are provided by 6 reference librarians who are able assist students in finding information in-person, by email, phone, text message, chat, or Twitter. Group Library instruction sessions are provided to teach students how to locate, manage, and evaluate the information they need for class projects and papers. Other Library services include wireless access, federated searching across databases (EBSCO Discovery Service OneSearch), instant linking to the article level in most databases (LinkSource), Turnitin.com training (plagiarism), group study rooms, PC and Mac computers, a scanner workstation, a digital audio/video area, and special computer accommodations for users with disabilities. Printing is available in the InfoArcade and labs.
For additional information about the Library, inquire at the User Services Desk, (256) 824-6530, Reference Desk, (256) 824-6529, Interlibrary Loan, (256) 824-6124, Twitter @uahEref, SMS Text to (256) 286-2368, Email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The library home page is http://lib.uah.edu.