American University, University Library

The American University Library  serves the AU community through a collection of more than 1,700,000 print and electronic book titles and 180,000 media and sound recordings. Notable collections include a branch music library, a strong visual media collection, special collections and university archives, a K-12 curriculum materials center, and partner collections across campus including the Career Center, the Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition, and Research, and the Visual Resource Center.

AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and at the Wesley Theological Seminary.

The AU Library collection totals over 184,000 journal subscriptions in all subjects.  The Library has 23 library faculty, 87 full-time staff and other professionals and about 62 student assistants. The library's budget is about $17 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, and it holds membership in LOCKSS, SPARC, the Patriot League Libraries Group and the University Libraries Group.

 American University Library is a Founding Member of the Diversity Alliance for Academic Libraries. 

 American University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to more than 14,000 students.   

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