About the Collection

Electronic Resources

The L. Zenobia Coleman Library offers access to research databases, eBooks, eJournals, images, and other resources. Access is available using computers on campus and visiting https://www.tougaloo.edu/library, or by logging into the LOO using your Tougaloo credentials and selecting the Library tab.

Physical Resources

Circulating Collection: Most material in the library can be checked out. The library uses the Library of Congress Classification system.

Reference Collection: The reference collection contains encyclopedias, dictionaries, indexes, almanacs, and bibliographies. Reference materials can only be checked out with special permission. Otherwise, these titles must only be used in the library. Our reference collection is located on the first floor.  The Library also has access to eBooks via Credo Academic Core Reference collection online.  The link to this helpful database is located on the library website.

Reserves: Items professors have placed on reserve for their classes are located behind the circulation desk. Professors decide circulation specifics for each item. Most items must remain in the building.

Periodicals: Current journals and magazines are located on the first floor. Older volumes and issues must be requested at the Reference Desk. Periodicals do not circulate.

College Archives: University Archives contain historical materials. The Archives are located on the third floor. Materials cannot be checked out and access is restricted. To gain access, contact the College Archivist or the Director of Library Services.