The mission of Savery Library is to provide students, faculty, and staff with the resources and opportunities to support the mission and goals of Talladega College by selecting, acquiring and maintaining materials in all formats. Exemplary leadership in accessing, using, and evaluating the library?s program is a commitment strongly valued for maintaining a quality academic support unit for all patrons.
The murals are a special attraction. These were painted by Hale Woodruff, a prominent Black artist, and unveiled at the dedication of the library. There are three panels on the west wall in the lobby; The Mutiny, The Court Scene, and The Return to Africa, which represent the Amistad Incident. On the east wall are three panels representing An Underground Railroad Scene, The Opening Day of School at Talladega College, and The Building of Savery Library.
What is depicted here eventually led to the founding of the American Missionary Association and Talladega College. A replica of the Amistad Ship is embedded in the center of the floor in the lobby. It has been a tradition, through the years, that no one walks on the ship’s replica because of its historical significance to the college. A sketch of the Amistad is also found on the bookplate that is placed in front of each book in the library.
On the wall above the circulation desk is the college seal which bears the charter title of the college, Collegium Talladegeneses, and the legend, Pro Christo et Humanitate. On the opposite wall is the epitaph of Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devonshire, written in 1556 by an unknown author.
*WiFi is available for anyone on campus. Please speak with a Savery Library Staff member to receive the login information*
Users are prohibited from:
Viewing Inappropriate or Unlawful Content
Content that is fraudulent, harassing, embarrassing, sexually explicit, profane, obscene, intimidating, discriminatory, hostile, suggestive, defamatory, or otherwise unlawful or inappropriate may not be downloaded or sent by e-mail or any other form of electronic communication (such as Internet postings, newsgroups, chat groups, voice mail, paging system, music, graphic and video files, etc.) or displayed on or stored in any Talladega College IT Resource. The Internet is a worldwide network of computers that contains millions of pages of information, some of which may contain offensive or inappropriate material.
Circumventing Established Security.
Users may not attempt to circumvent Talladega College data protection measures or attempt to uncover security loopholes. Users may not gain or attempt to gain unauthorized access to restricted areas or files on Talladega College Information Technologies. Users should not tamper with any software protections or restrictions placed on computer applications, files or directories. Users must immediately report suspected network, hardware or software vulnerabilities. Users will not attempt to demonstrate or exploit suspected security vulnerabilities. Users may not download or use any unauthorized security or “hacker” tools or devices.
Violating Network Security.
Users will not conduct network mapping, discovery, port scans, traffic analysis, traffic logging or any other information gathering/discovery technique from any Talladega College Information Technologies device unless that action is specifically authorized in their normal duties and responsibilities and approved by the Talladega College IT Department.
In order to enforce these policies, the Information Technology Department may:
Implement Additional Security Measures:
The Talladega College IT Department reserves the right to impose additional security restrictions and procedures in the future as necessary.
Monitor Internet Use:
Monitoring includes, without limitation, any activity performed on a Talladega College Information Technology Resource including Internet Sites visited, material uploaded/downloaded by Users to/from the Internet, and email sent and received by users.
It is expected that the computer lab will maintain a quiet, library-like atmosphere so the patrons can use their time productively and with few distractions. Although students are sometimes required to work in groups for some class projects and need to talk among themselves, this must be done in a controlled manner. If there are groups in the lab doing projects, enforcing the quiet policy may be more difficult, but still needs to be done. In addition, groups of students are not allowed to remove chairs from operational workstations in order to gather around one computer.
NOTE: All rules are subject to change, and new rules may be added as needed.
Food and Drinks:
1. How many books may a student borrow?
The Library does not limit the number of books a student may borrow. The loan period for books is two weeks, and the late fee for overdue books is ten cents per day per book.
2. Does the Library have movies?
Yes. The Library also has several DVDs that are subject based. Please speak with a Savery Library Staff Member and they can assist you.
3. Can students check out reference books or magazines?
Reference books and magazines may not be checked out, but students may make copies. Savery Library follows all Copyright Laws. https://info.legalzoom.com/copyright-laws-textbooks-22159.html
4. Does the Library have any popular fiction?
Yes, the Library does have a small section of popular fiction, but the overall collection focuses on academic materials.
5. Are cell phones allowed in the Library?
Cell phones are allowed, but all cell phones should be set to silent. Texting in the Library is fine, but all calls should be made outside of the building.
6. Are students allowed to have food and drink in the Library?
Yes, students may have food and drinks in the Library, but must eat in the Reference Rooms or Study Rooms. This policy is subject to change if students do not clean up their trash. At no time will food or drink be allowed in the Computer Lab.
7. Is the Library open during student breaks?
The Library is closed whenever the College is officially closed, please check with a member of the Savery Library Staff to ensure accurate closings.
8. Does the Library have any study rooms?
The Library has a study room that may be reserved (with sufficient notice) and the Savery Library Staff is in the process of creating another study room.
9. Are there computers in the Library?
Yes, the Library has 56 computers in the computer lab, 2 Macs in the Lobby, and 5 computers in the Main Reference Room for student use. Students are free to use Facebook and YouTube, but they will be asked to move if another student needs the computer for research purposes. Headphones are required for listening to music or watching videos.
10. What if research leads the student to items at other libraries?
If the Library does not have a book a student needs, the student can arrange to borrow the book from another library using Interlibrary Loan. Please see the Forms Tab (under the Home tab) to download a Book Request Form or speak to a Savery Library Staff member.
11. Can students use the Library’s e-books, journals, or online content from home?
Yes, to gain remote access to e-books found in the Library’s catalog, you will need to login to your MyTalladega and access the item from the Online Catalog. If you are a guest or do not have access to a MyTalladega account, please contact a Savery Library Staff Member and someone will assist you in accessing the information you require.
12. What is the Library of Congress classification?
The Library of Congress subject heading system of classification is a system used for categorizing books by subject. Details of the system can be found by visiting “Library of Congress Classification Outline” (courtesy of the Library of Congress).
Information on finding books on the shelves using the system can be found by visiting “From the Online Catalog to the Shelf” (courtesy of the University System of Georgia).