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Shaw University Libraries

The James E. Cheek Learning Resources Center

The Cheek Library is the main campus library at Shaw University. It supports all educational programs for students enrolled at the university. Built in 1968, the two-story building encompasses 26,196 square feet of floor space. The Circulation Department, reading room, book stacks, reserved textbooks, archives/special collections, technical and public services offices occupy the first floor of the Cheek Library. The Reference Department, the African-American Materials Collection, two special collections - the Mollie Huston Lee and John Wilson Fleming Special Collections, bound journals, newspapers, a computer lab, and a smart room occupy the second floor of the library. An elevator and a ramp are conveniently located at the Cheek Library and at the other campus libraries.

The G. Franklin Wiggins Library (Divinity School)

The Wiggins Library (Divinity School) is housed on the first floor of Leonard Hall (the former Medical School Building) that was renovated in the 1990s. It measures 1,305 square feet and maintains a library collection of reference resources, an African-American reference collection, journals, magazines, newspapers, journals on microfiche and Master of Divinity theses. Students use reference materials for research conducted inside the library. Resources that are checked out of the library include books in the circulating collection, the African-American circulating collection, and audio tapes of sermons. Through cooperative agreements, Shaw University graduate students and faculty may utilize the resources and services of the Duke Divinity School Library and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Library.