500 Howard Place, NW
Washington, District of Columbia
Library details: Howard University Libraries is an Academic library.
This library is affiliated with Howard University (view map) . The collection of the library contains 2,649,561 volumes. The library circulates 38,609 items per year. The library serves a population of 9,967 FTE Enrollment.
Other Info: From the library''s web page: When Howard University opened in 1867, its library consisted of a small reading room and a few thousand books in the frame building in which classes were held. Today, the University Library System is among the nation''s larger academic and research libraries. It consists of a central library group (comprised of the Founders Library/ Undergraduate Library and four branch libraries in professional schools--Architecture, Business, Divinity, and Social Work), the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, the Health Sciences Library, the A.M. Daniel Law Library, the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center Library, and the Afro-American Studies Resource Center. Together, these facilities contain more than 2.2 million volumes; 14,000 current journal subscriptions; 3.7 million microform pieces; 6,600 manuscripts; and thousands of audio-visual items. The Library''s traditional materials and services are greatly enhanced by a growing base of electronic resources and the expanded use of information technology.
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Administration: The director of the library is Rhea Ballard-Thrower .
Organizational structure: The library is part of a privately-funded organization. It operates on a Non-profit financial model.
Academic Level: The library Serves an educational institution at the University level. The Carnegie Foundation designates this institution as: Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity (level 16).
Affiliations: The library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries
|Product Name||Year Contracted|
|Current Automation System||Alma||2016|
|Previous Automation System||Voyager||2012|
|Previous Automation System||Millennium||2003|
|Previous Automation System||Innopac||1996|
|Previous Automation System||NOTIS||1990|
|Discovery Service (w/index)||Primo Central||2016|
|Previous Discovery Index||Summon||2012|
|Web Content Management||LibGuides|
|The library participates in the shared automation system provided by the Washington Research Library Consortium (view map)|
|The library's automation system is hosted by the vendor through an Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) arrangement.|
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Record History: This listing was created on Jun 9, 1997 and was last modified on Jan 19, 2021.
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