Augusta State University
Augusta State University’s Reese Library provides access to a broad range of learning resources in various formats inside and outside the boundaries of the traditional classroom.
Reese Library traces its roots to the library of the Junior College of Augusta. In 1960, the library was relocated to a remodeled warehouse building on the present campus which was then Augusta College.
In 1972, a gift of $250,000 from Katherine Reese Pamplin, a member of Augusta College class of 1936, and her husband, Robert B. Pamplin, provided the catalyst for the University System of Georgia Board of Regents to approve funds for a new $2.5 million library building. The building was named Reese Library in honor of Dr. and Mrs. John Thomas Reese, the parents of Mrs. Pamplin. Construction of the three-story library building began on February 27, 1975, and Reese Library opened on January 6, 1977.
The appearance as well as the collection of Reese Library continues to improve. The Reese Library now boasts a collection off over 700,000 books in addition to print periodicals, audiovisuals, government publications, and historical collections. Access to over 300 databases, provided by the state-wide GALILEO consortium, offers patrons additional electronic information resources.
Reese Library supports the ASU mission of advancing knowledge and enriching the lives of students, faculty, and staff. As such, the library frequently provides cultural programming to cater to the diverse academic interests of its patrons. In January 2013, Reese Library will proudly host the Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience exhibition presented by the American Library Association, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Baseball Hall of Fame. Other programs, such as their 50th Federal Depository Library Program Anniversary celebration, National Voter Registration Day, International Education Week, and ASU Week of Welcome, have secured Reese Library’s reputation as an involved campus and community resource.
The diversity of resources and programming is only rivaled by the people of Reese Library. Faculty and staff are highly devoted, customer-oriented professionals who provide quality service and support to patrons. Reese Library is continuously voted as the No.1 study destination by students and was recently ranked No.1 in student satisfaction by recent ASU graduates.
Pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and School, Reese Library will join the Robert B. Greenblatt MD Library to form the University Libraries of Georgia Regents University Augusta in January 2013. The expected growth of Reese Library in the near future should only improve the level of service and access patrons have come to expect.
For more information about Reese Library, please visit http://www.aug.edu/library.