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Library 101 for ACU Faculty: General Information

A quick information guide to the Brown Library, specifically geared toward new ACU faculty members.

Brown Library

ACU's Brown Library is centrally located on campus. We have a large print materials collection, and an extensive digital collection. If we don't have something, we can generally still acquire it for you using the interlibrary loan system or the Abilene Library Consortium. We also have enthusiastic and highly skilled faculty who are ready and willing to help you in your personal research, as well as in crafting research assignments for your courses. Please explore this guide to better acquaint yourself with our holdings and services. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us:

  • Phone: (325) 674-2316 
  • Text: (325) 455-0609 
  • Mailing Address:
    221 Brown Library
    Abilene, Texas 79699-9208
  • Physical Address:
    760 Library Court
    Abilene, Texas 79699-9208

The library's hours of operation are posted on the library doors and on the online calendar.

Abilene Library Consortium

ACU Brown Library is a member of the Abilene Library Consortium.

The consortium consists of public, university, and private libraries throughout the greater Abilene area.

As a consortium member you can go to these libraries and check out materials using your faculty id card. Alternately, you can search the library catalog and place holds on materials to have them sent here to the Brown Library Circulation desk for you to pick up.

A complete list of member libraries is available here.

Dewey Decimal System

Brown Library uses the Dewey Decimal System.

Materials are found on all three levels.

Main Floor

  • Current Periodicals 
  • New Books

The Stanley Theological Reading Room (On Upper Floor)

  • 160-299
  • Current Periodicals

Lower Level

  • 000-169, 170-299 (Compact Shelving), 300-999
  • US Government Documents Collection
  • Reference Collection
  • K-12 Curriculum Collection
  • Juvenile Collection
  • Fiction
  • Scores
  • Map Collection
  • Special Collections and ACU Archives