Collier Library

The University has one main library (Collier) and one specialty library located on the main campus (Kilby).  Collier Library’s seating capacity is approximately 650, including communal, classroom, and group spaces.  The University Libraries provide access to about 218,068 physical books, 2,457 bound periodicals, 604,297 electronic books, 64,296 electronic periodicals, 9,922 audiovisual items, and 122,504 streaming videos.  Other holdings include a robust technology lending collection (cameras and filming equipment, drones, smart devices, charging equipment, and more), a textbook reserve collection, a small collection of games, 3,869 maps, 8,180 photographic prints, 2,057 photographic negatives, and 32 study print sets.  

Collier Library & Information Services supports an interlibrary loan program to obtain access to materials not currently owned by the University of North Alabama. Additionally, the University of North Alabama is a member of the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL) with full reciprocal borrowing throughout the state.

Collier Library Archives & Special Collections provides access to an eclectic collection.  Its primary focus is the preservation of records, ephemera, and photographs related to the University’s history.  In addition, it contains materials related to the city of Florence, Lauderdale County, the Shoals area, and the TVA’s Wilson Dam.  The Archives and Special Collections also hold historically significant and geographically relevant personal research materials.  In addition to books, maps, and other oversized items, there are 60 boxes containing over 2,764 items and more than 3,275 photographs.  Archives also houses over 850 scripts and 2,000 memorabilia items donated by alumnus George Lindsey, Ernest Borgnine, and others.  There are more than 600 videos from an annual University sponsored film festival.

Inside Collier Library

Collier Library & Information Services supports a robust instruction program. Information literacy and research sessions are taught at various points throughout the curriculum. Instruction topics include critical thinking with information, information literacy, information retrieval, information evaluation, information usage, and more.

Collier Library provides access to over 140 internet-connected computers. Those include desktop machines and laptops for borrowing. Supplemental technology, in addition to the computer terminals, includes 3-D printing, video and media editing software, presentation screens, a digital piano, a poster printer, scanning software and hardware, and more.

The library website provides access to the online catalog and many electronic resources. The address of the UNA website for library resources is