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Communication

This guide provides you with an overview of library resources and services for Communication

Communication, Journalism & Theatre Librarian

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Barbara Bishop
Contact:
RBD Library
231 Mell Street
Auburn University, AL 36849-5606
(334) 844-1690
General Information

 

Ralph Brown Draughon Library (RBD) is the main library on campus and serves the students and faculty of the School of Communication and Journalism. It offers:

  • group and individual study rooms

  • quiet study on the 4th floor

  • a faculty/graduate student study area on the 3rd floor

  • the AU Bookstore Study Essentials (2nd) for snacks, drinks, and supplies

  • snack machines are on the 1st floor of RBD Library and on all floors of the Mell Classroom Building @ RBD Library

  • Panera Bread is located on the 2nd floor of RBD Library in the EBSCO Commons

Library Hours

 

During fall and spring semesters, RBD library is open 24 hours a day from Sunday at 1 pm to Friday at 9 pm. Saturday hours are normally 9 am to 9 pm but are subject to change on home football game weekends.

Check the library calendar for current hours.

Research Assistance

 

The RBD Help Desk is located on the 2nd floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. It is staffed most days from 8 am until midnight by librarians and/or graduate assistants.

You may also request help through the Ask a Librarian service. Chat, email, text, and telephone assistance are available when the RBD Help Desk is open; after hours you may send an email.

Contact me via e-mail or telephone.  Email me if you wish to set up a virtual appointment or use the "Schedule Appointment" button to schedule an appointment in person.

Media and Digital Research Lab (MDRL)

 

The MDRL is located on the 1st floor of the library and offers equipment and software for creating and printing course-related posters, digital video/audio projects, CDs, and DVDs. It also offers scanning, and graphic design and layout resources. Their friendly staff is always on hand to answer questions or help you use the software or equipment.

The MDRL charges for large format printing. It will be $7.00 per page for undergraduate and graduate students.

Circulation Policies

Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students

Item Limit:

100

Loan Periods:

90 days for regular checkout for graduate students and 180 days for faculty; 1 day for bound journal checkouts

Renewal Limit:

3  times prior to the due date

Overdue fines/fees:

journals, recalled items, reserve items, headphones, wireless computers, power cords, special permission checkouts

Database Access:

yes

Document Delivery Privileges:

yes

Undergraduate Students

Item Limit:

50

Loan Periods:

28 days for regular checkouts; ineligible for journal checkouts

Renewal Limit:

3  times prior to the due date

Overdue fines/fees:

journals, recalled items, reserve items, headphones, wireless computers, power cords, special permission checkouts

Database Access:

yes

Document Delivery Privileges:

yes

Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery

 

Interlibrary loan helps you access materials not available in AU libraries. For information about this free service or to submit a request, visit the Finding Full Text link on this guide OR the interlibrary loan/aubiexpress tab on the library services.

AUBIExpress delivers AU Libraries' print articles and book chapters directly to your desktop. Visit the Finding Full Text link on this guide OR the interlibrary loan/aubiexpress tab on the library services page for more information or to place a request.

AU libraries offers a courier service that delivers print materials to your departmental office.