Libraries & Collections

Sturgis Library

Difazio Children's Literature Collection

The library makes available over 8,000 children's books 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, 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. The collection is located on the second floor.

Robert B. Williams Teen Literature Collection

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 second floor. The Teen Literature Collection was recently named in honor of Robert B. Williams, retired Assistant Vice-President for Library and Archives.

Government Documents

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.

Archives & Special Collections

University Archives

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.

Visit the University Archives Page.

Bentley Rare Book Gallery & Special Collections

The Bentley Rare Book Gallery & Special Collections, named in honor of Fred and Sara Bentley, brings together a world-class collection of approximately 10,000 items that spans the history of the written and printed word in the Western World. This collection provides undergraduate students the opportunity to study original works firsthand.

Visit the Bentley Rare Book Gallery Page.

Teacher Resource & Activity Center (TRAC)

About the Collection

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.

Performing Arts Library

About the Collection

The Performing Arts Library supports the specialized teaching, learning, and research needs of KSU’s School of Music, Department of Theatre & Performance Studies, and the Department of Dance. It provides convenient access to music scores, play scripts, arts reference materials, and media items and playback equipment. Access to the Sturgis Library’s collection of arts-oriented digital resources is available from the PAL’s computer terminals. Focused instruction is available to individuals and classes in locating and using print, electronic and media resources.


Hours
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Note: Library hours subject to change. Call to confirm hours.


Location
Joe Mack Wilson Building (Building #31), Room 246


Phone
470-578-3167