Books, Journals, Fiche and Film

The The Magale Library collection of materials takes many forms. Listings for all library materials can be found online at Magale Library Electronic Card Catalog

Books do come to mind when one thinks of libraries and we have them divided up into different areas. The books published in the last 10 years are available in the New Books Section located on the first floor. Reference books are located on the first floor of the library and cannot be checked out. Older books are located on the second floor. If a book is too tall for our shelves, it will be placed in the Oversize Stacks located in the middle of the second floor of the library. All these areas are opened to browsing. Some books are part of the Cline Room Archives Collection or the Rare Book Collection. They are housed in the Archives and not open to library patrons. Requests for any books in these two collections can be made at the Circulation Desk.

Journals can be found in two places. If the library currently subscribes to a periodical, it can be found on the Browsing Shelf on the first floor of the library. The Browsing shelf contains the current year’s issues and is arranged alphabetically by the title of the journal. The older volumes of these periodicals, in addition to others in our collection can be found on the second floor of the library. Centenary patrons are welcome to scan and print articles from any journal. There is also a photocopier available on the first floor. Journals cannot be checked out of the building. Special requests by faculty for journal usage outside the library will be honored.
(There are thousands of journals available in full text in our databases. Check the Online Research Page)

Newspapers. We subscribe to several newspapers, the local Shreveport paper, the Wall Street Journal, etc. There is a special newspaper rack set up in the Browsing Area for perusal of this week’s papers. The current month and the former month collections are kept in the back hallway on the first floor. Earlier issues of the newspapers are available on microfilm.

Microfilm/fiche. The library has a large collection of microfilm for local papers and the New York Times as well as other publications. The fiche collection contains many E.R.I.C. documents and some early years of periodicals. The film/fiche cabinets are located on the second floor of the library and the reader/printer is located on the first floor.

Movie videos. There are thousands of dvds/videotapes in the Library’s movie collection, ranging from movie classics to horror films. These are available to Centenary students, staff and faculty for three-day check out. Our DVD collection contains the entire BBC production of Shakespeare’s plays and can be checked out for three days. Both the video and dvd collections are located on the first floor of the library near the Circulation Desk.