The library makes available over 8,000 children's books in a setting designed to inform and train students who expect to teach in elementary and middle schools. A carefully chosen collection by both library staff and education faculty, the facility supports a wide range of interests and needs for students and for children. The Children's Literature Collection is named in honor of the late John Difazio, professor of education at Kennesaw State.
Closely related to the elementary and middle school collections is the Teen Literature Collection which is designed to support resources to train secondary classroom teachers. This collection is located on the third floor outside the Difazio Room. The Teen Literature Collection was recently named in honor of Robert B. Williams, Assistant Vice-President for Library and Archives.
The Government Documents Collection houses print, microforms, and CD-ROMs covering a wide range of topics issued by the Federal Government. The Horace W. Sturgis Library, as part of the national depository system, makes books, periodicals, and agency data available to the eleventh Congressional District.
Visit the Government Information webpage.
Established in 2004, the mission of the Kennesaw State University Archives is to identify, collect, and make accessible records of enduring value to preserve institutional and community memory. The Archives holds materials that document the history of the University as well as significant regional history collections, such as the Bell Aircraft Division (Marietta) photographs; the NAACP Cobb County Branch records, 1947-2009; and the Blair family papers, 1914-1950.
The Bentley Rare Book Gallery seeks to preserve and develop collections of rare, unique, and historic books and manuscripts in order to engage and educate the University and community in the history of the book. The collection, named in honor of Fred and Sara Bentley, traces the history of the written and printed word in the English language. Students, staff, faculty, and the community can interact with materials through presentations, open houses, workshops, exhibitions, and research.
Visit the University Archives Page
The Teacher Resource and Activity Center is sponsored by the Bagwell College of Education and is located on the second floor of Kennesaw Hall. TRAC provides a variety of unique professional opportunities for all teachers in the geographic area served by the university. TRAC also has a large collection of books, magazines, and activity guides designed to help teachers create successful learning centers and bulletin boards for their classrooms.
Visit the TRAC website.
Located in the Joe Mack Wilson Building, the Performing Arts Library contains musical scores, long-playing recordings, performances of plays on tape and DVD, an ever-growing collection of compact discs, and a small collection of reference materials. Individual listening and viewing stations are available.
Visit the Performing Arts Library website.