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Hours Of Operation

Remember, the LRC resources are never closed.  Our online subscription resources, catalog as well as ebooks are available 24/7.


The J. F. Drake Memorial Learning Resources Center's (LRC) schedule is as follows:

Fall and Spring Semester 


8:00 a.m.--11:00 p.m.​


8:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m.​


11:00 a.m.--3:00 p.m.​


1:00 p.m.--10:00 p.m. ​




Summer Semester


7:00 a.m.--9:00 p.m.​






2:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.



When classes are not in session, the LRC hours are:

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday CLOSED

What are the loan periods for library materials?

Undergraduate students may check out a maximum of 10 books at a time for a 30 day loan period.  Graduate students may also check out a maximum of 10 books at a time for a 90 day loan period. 

Are there library fines and charges?

Yes, fines will be assessed at .25 per day per book up to a maximum of $15.00.  After the accumulation of a $15.00 fine, the book will be declared lost.  At that time, patrons will be charged the cost of the book, a $20 processing fee, plus the maximum $15.00 fine for each lost book.

What are the facility access policies?

No food or drink is allowed in the public areas of the LRC. Beverages are not permitted at computer workstations because of the potential damage to equipment. Patrons are ONLY allowed to eat in the Student Lounge.  No weapons, firearms, animals or other pets are allowed in the library. Exception: Seeing eye dogs. Smoking is prohibited on library premises. No loud conversations, loud music, or other disruptive noises or behavior will be tolerated. Beepers and cellular phones must be set to vibrate mode when brought into the library. Cellular phone conversations are restricted to the outside areas of the LRC or Student Lounge. Postings on LRC premises must be approved by the Office of Student Affairs and placed only in areas of the building designated by Administrative Services, located on the Second floor of the LRC . No unauthorized solicitations are allowed. In the event of an emergency, please follow instructions from official personnel. 

 Where can I view media (dvd's, videos) that have been reserved?

Media that have been placed on reserve by instructors can be viewed in the Reference Area in the Viewing Room or in Information Technology on the first floor.  Students should be ready to submit their student identification or other picture identification in order to have access to the various media.  Reserved media cannot be checked out and are only allowed to be viewed on site.

What limitations are there on computer usage?

Students are expected to adhere to the Acceptable Computer Use Statement of the University.  Inappropriate uses of University computing resources may result in appropriate disciplinary action.  In addition, illegal acts involving University computing resources may result in prosecution by State and Federal authorities.

Where can I use my cell phone?
Please remember to turn your phones to VIBRATE or OFF while in the LRC.
If you must make or take a call, please remember other students in the LRC, and make or take your calls in the 1st floor
Student Lounge or 1st floor lobby.

Where can I find the reserve material for my class?

If your instructor has told you that he/she placed material "on reserve", you can go to the Circulation desk on the second floor of the LRC.  You should be prepared to temporarily leave your student ID with Circulation personnel on duty, while you make a copy of the reserve material on a copier on the second floor..

Where can I find a private study area?

Study rooms are available on the second and third floors on a first-come basis.  If it's very busy and you are comfortable doing so, please share the study room with another student.

Who is the J. F. Drake Memorial LRC named in honor of?

The J. F. Drake Memorial Learning Resources Center is named in honor of Dr. Joseph Fanning Drake, the fourth President of Alabama A& M University.