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 mandate of the University Archives is to identify, preserve, make available, and incorporate into the curriculum archival records and papers of enduring value documenting the growth and development of programs, and the people, campus, and events in the life of the University. The secondary mission of the Archives is to serve as a research destination by developing a robust, comprehensive archival collection documenting the history and development of Cobb County and the northwest region of the state of Georgia.
The Bentley Rare Book Gallery & Special Collections, named in honor of Fred and Sara Bentley, brings together a world-class collection of 15,000 items that spans the history of the written word in the Western World. This collection provides undergraduate students the opportunity to study original works firsthand. Recent additions to this collection include a fourth folio Shakespeare dated 1685b and a first edition complete works of Chaucer dated 1542.
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.