The mission of the Arrendale Library of Piedmont University is to support the University's academic programs and research by facilitating the information access and instructional needs of all members of the Piedmont community, wherever they are located. The Library’s website – https://library.piedmont.edu/ – provides a complete guide to all our services and a gateway to our Online Library.
Facilities and Collections
The Library’s staff and physical collections are located at the Arrendale Library, located on the Quad at the Demorest campus. The building features a collection of 70,000 printed volumes, 11 public access computers, four group study rooms, two conference rooms, a Lions Print printer, and seating for more than 100 patrons across three floors.
The 3rd floor is the main entrance floor from the Quad. It contains the current and popular reading collection, public-access computers and student printing, and librarian offices. The academic book stacks are located on the 2nd and 4th floors. Private and collaborative study areas are available on all three floors.
The Library's website is the portal to our Online Library, which provides access to a vast range of top quality resources that support classwork and research in all the disciplines offered at Piedmont University. Our website connects users with
- Full-text articles from over 56,400 periodicals, including over 19,500 peer-reviewed journals.
- Over 600,000 ebooks and over 70,000 streaming videos.
- The complete Historical Periodicals Collections of the American Antiquarian Society and the full-text journal archives of JSTOR.
A broad selection of the University's historical materials is available through the University Archives Online, including student newspapers from 1908-2007. Featured on Archives Online are the complete issues of the literary/current affairs magazine published by noted social justice advocate Lillian Smith, best known as South Today.
Librarians are available for one-on-one research consultations and assistance by phone or Zoom video conferencing and in person. You may contact librarians directly during our hours of operation by phone at 706-776-0111 or through online chat widgets located on every page of our website. Users can also contact us by email using our closely monitored Ask a Librarian service.