Library Services

Gadsden State’s Library System provides quality service and a comprehensive collection of electronic and print materials to support the college’s mission, program curricular needs and research and special interest needs of students, staff, faculty, administration and community users.

Library Locations and Hours

Visit the Library Online

Gadsden State Library System has books, e-books, audio books, videos, journals and more. It is a member of Library Management Network, which gives students access to books and other materials from member libraries via interlibrary loan.

With an activated Gadsden State identification card, students can check out books and audio books for three weeks while DVDs can be checked out for a week. Most materials can be renewed up to three times. Students may renew materials in person, by phone or online. Some materials may be restricted from renewal based on type of materials or demand.

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Students can locate articles by searching the databases available through the Alabama Virtual Library. In order to access the AVL databases, students must be in the state of Alabama and have a username and password provided by their campus library.

Visit the Alabama Virtual Library

The Gadsden State Library System provides multi-purpose spaces and/or facilities that are both equipped with free and open computer access and well-suited to accommodate the college’s academic pursuit. Community members may reserve meeting rooms for a nominal fee.

Reserve Space

Current and perspective students can contact a librarian with any questions they may have about their research needs. Questions are only answered during Library hours.

Ask a Librarian


TEXT – 256-699-4884

CALL – 256-549-8333

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 Meet the Library Staff

Derrick Griffey
Director of Distance Education, Faculty Development and Learning Resources
(256)439-6833
dgriffey@gadsdenstate.edu

Hilary Blackwood
Media Technician
(256)549-8482
hblackwood@gadsdenstate.edu

Dorothy Burgess
Lead Librarian
Wallace Drive Campus
Austin R. Meadows Learning Resource Center

(256)549-8496
dmburgess@gadsdenstate.edu

Alicia Ingle
Librarian
(256)238-9352/8548
aingle@gadsdenstate.edu

Phillip Burgess
Librarian
Wallace Drive Campus
Austin R. Meadows Learning Resource Center

(256)549-8333
pburgess@gadsdenstate.edu

Sherry Beard
Librarian
Wallace Drive Campus
Austin R. Meadows Learning Resource Center

256-549-8333
sbeard@gadsdenstate.edu

Robin Whyte
Library Assistant
Wallace Drive Campus
Austin R. Meadows Learning Resource Center

256-549-8333
rwhyte@gadsdenstate.edu

Mark Taylor
Library Assistant
Wallace Drive Campus
Austin R. Meadows Learning Resource Center

256-549-8333

Haylee Brown
Media Technician
Wallace Drive Campus
Austin R. Meadows Learning Resource Center

256-549-8333
hnbrown@gadsdenstate.edu

Michael Gibson
Librarian
Ayers Campus
Pierce C. Cain Learning Resource Center

(256)835-5432
mgibson@gadsdenstate.edu

Randa Tolbert
Library Assistant
Ayers Campus
Pierce C. Cain Learning Resource Center

(256)835-5436
rtolbert@gadsdenstate.edu

Edna Pickel
Library Assistant
Ayers Campus
Pierce C. Cain Learning Resource Center

256-549-8333
epickel@gadsdenstate.edu

John Awbrey
Librarian
Cherokee Center
(256)927-1808
jawbrey@gadsdenstate.edu

Marie Roberts
Library Assistant
Cherokee Center
(256)927-1808
amroberts@gadsdenstate.edu

Venita Granger
Library Assistant
Valley Street Campus
vgranger@gadsdenstate.edu