The library, named after George Arthur Keough, the institions’s first president, was established as a study and research center for the school at the very beginning of its existence. The first book entitled: A History of the Origin and Progress of the Seventh-day Adventists, by Ellsworth Olsen, was accessioned in August of 1939. This book can be found in the Heritage Section of the library. The book collection grew steadily over the years and by the mid 1960s, there were over 8,000 volumes in the stacks. The current total is about 18,000 volumes. This number includes Arabic texts, English texts, and reference books.
A small part of what is now known as South Hall was the first home for the library. Later on, a fourth floor was added to University Hall, providing for the relocation of the library to half of the new floor space. In the spring of 2005, the library’s floor space doubled when the entire floor of the renovated building was designated for library use.
Current Facilities, Services, and Rules
Library users will find an open stacks arrangement facilitating easy browsing. There are individual tables for study, comfortable seating in the periodical/newspaper section, carrels for secluded private study, a conference room for group study, online computers, and outlets for personal computers for wireless access to the internet.
The library serves the academic and intellectual development of students, faculty, and staff. Students are encouraged to use the library effectively for research, study, and preparation of class assignments. A workstation is also available for scanning, copying, and printing.
Rules and Regulations
- Library users must remember that it is a place for quiet study. Discussions or other activity should be relegated to designated areas.
- Mobile phones must be turned off before entering the library.
- Reference books and periodicals cannot be checked out.
- A system of fines is enforced for overdue books. If a book is damaged or lost, a replacement fee will be charged.
- All borrowed books must be returned before the published dates of final examinations.
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