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About the Libraries

The combined collections of the Auburn University Libraries contain over 3.2 million volumes as well as 2.6 million government documents, 2.5 million microforms, and over 148,000 maps. The Libraries receive over 35,000 current periodicals, many which are available online.

The library also provides access to over 227 electronic databases and has over 10 million archival and manuscript items.


About RBD Library

Ralph Brown Draughon Library

The Ralph Brown Draughon Library is named in honor of Ralph Brown Draughon, president of Auburn University from 1947 to 1965 and a driving force behind the construction of the original portion of the library that was completed in 1963. The RBD Library was expanded in 1991 with a 207,000 square foot addition, effectively doubling the building size. In 2017 the Mell Classroom Building addition was added to the front of the building, bringing together active student learning classrooms with library spaces to support it. The RBD Library now has more than 4850 study seats and other facilities designed to serve the study, teaching, and research needs of Auburn students, faculty, and staff.

Website     Hours     Map     Phone: 334-844-4500 or 800-446-0387     Room Use Policy    

About the Vetmed Library

Charles Cary Veterinary Medical Library

The Veterinary Medical Library provides services and collections which primarily support the teaching, clinical applications, and research of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Secondarily, the Library assists other Auburn University faculty, staff and students, especially in the fields of agriculture, biological sciences, home economics, nursing and pharmacy.

Website     Hours     Map     Phone: 334-844-1749

About the LADC Library

Library of Architecture, Design, & Construction

The Library of Architecture, Design, & Construction (LADC) supports the research and teaching needs of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC). The library is also a resource for professionals in related fields and for the community. The library houses a collection of over 45,000 volumes focused on architecture, building science, community planning, environmental design, graphic design, industrial design, interiors architecture, and landscape architecture disciplines; and subscribes to over 100 domestic and foreign periodicals. Services provided include research assistance, extended weeknight hours, use of equipment and circulation of materials.

Website     Hours     Map     Phone: 334-844-1751

Other Units

Innovation and Research Commons

The Innovation and Research Commons (I&RC) at RBD Library was established to help Auburn University students and faculty create and use physical and multimedia materials in their class assignments, projects and scholarly research. By providing access to the latest multimedia hardware and software, together with the on-site technical expertise needed to use these resources, the I&RC has become a centerpiece of learning through technology at the Library. The I&RC staff consists of four full time employees each of whom brings a unique level and range of skills. The staff is supported by student employees from many different academic areas who work one on one with patrons to help them make their ideas a reality, and hopefully, teach them something about the technology along the way. The staff and students in the MDRL are committed to serving the multimedia technology needs of Auburn University students and faculty in all academic disciplines

Website     Hours     Phone: 334-844-7398

Special Collections & Archives

The Special Collections & Archives Department of the Auburn University Libraries is located on the Ground Floor of Ralph Brown Draughon Library and houses published and unpublished materials which, because of their uniqueness or condition, require special care and handling.

Website     Hours     Phone: 334-844-1732

The Learning Commons

The Draughon Library is pleased to provide students with a newly established Learning Commons, a one-stop, flexible space configured to accommodate both individual study and group collaboration. The Miller Writing Center, Study Partners, Office of Information Technology Service Desk and library reference services are all conveniently located within the space.

Website     The Miller Writing Center     Study Partners     Office of Information Technology Help Desk     Library Reference Services

Last updated: 07/25/2023