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Resources at HBCU libraries: What should I expect?

Hello everyone, I'm a massive bookworm and researching facilities is a big part of my college decision process. How well-stocked are the libraries at HBCUs, and do they have any unique resources or collections that stand out?

7 months ago

Hey there! It's wonderful to hear that you're considering the resources available at different institutions, especially the libraries which are cornerstone facilities on any campus. HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) often have deeply-rooted historical and cultural collections that showcase African American history and literature — a treasure trove for any bookworm! While the size and scope of library resources can vary from one HBCU to another, many have made significant investments in their libraries to ensure students have access to a wide variety of material, both in print and digital formats.

For instance, Howard University's Moorland-Spingarn Research Center is renowned for its comprehensive collection of manuscript and archive material focusing on African diaspora. Similarly, the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library supports the academic endeavors of several neighboring HBCUs and is known for its extensive resources. I recommend reaching out to the librarians at the HBCUs you're interested in for specific details about their collections. They'd likely be thrilled to discuss their materials with an enthusiastic prospective student like you!

7 months ago

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