The John F. Magale Memorial Library offers a wide range of resources for students, alumni and community members. We are committed to offering excellent service while furthering Centenary College’s mission. Holding to the high standards and principles of our school, we also strive to remain the center of information-seeking and research for all its students, faculty, and staff.
With hundreds of thousands of electronic and physical books, as well as DVDs of many genres, Magale also provides both in-house and remote access to full-text journal resources and online databases for research. Wifi internet access is available throughout the building, and the library also has computers on the main and lower levels.
Beyond these more academic matters, the library also contains a small art gallery, a drink machine, a growing contemporary magazine collection, 3 multifunction printer/scanner/copiers, lots of comfortable seating, white boards that fold and roll around like crazy little collaborative dynamos, and several large and small study-group areas.
For accessing materials outside Magale's extensive collections, the library provides a swift, active interlibrary loan service that is integrated with our discovery layer, Omnia, to make requesting materials easy. Information literacy class visits, research consultations, and on-the-spot drop-in research help are available.
Located within the library's heart are the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections, whose mission is to collect, preserve and make available the historical records of the College and the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.
View the Magale Library Strategic Plan