Library

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The Aquinas College Library houses a collection of more than 70,000 items selected to support the College’s curriculum. In addition to books and periodicals, the library provides over 80 databases from information vendors such as OCLC, EBSCO, Gale, JSTOR, Project MUSE, Oxford University Press, and several others. These online databases provide access to more than 14,000 full-text periodicals. As a member of the OCLC network, the Aquinas College Library has access to the world’s largest bibliographic database with over 72,000 members with more than two billion holdings. Through OCLC, the Library catalogs materials as well as lends and borrows items via inter-library loan. Additionally, the Aquinas College Library participates in the Nashville Area Library Alliance, Tenn-Share, and Lyrasis. These are local and regional consortiums from which the Library acquires several online databases.  The Library has an Internet accessible online public access catalog, an integrated library system, and provides Wi-Fi access within the facility. There are computer workstations available to the students for word processing, course projects, and programmed instruction. Equipment for viewing and listening to audiovisual materials are likewise available and photocopy services are available. The Library’s special collections include the Monsignor Flanigen Papers, Sister Aloysius Mackin Papers, and rare books.