Library Services Update

The Library building will be open normal hours. Face masks are required in the building. Many of our resources and services are accessible online. Virtual research desk services are available through Ask-a-Librarian chat and e-mail in the day, evenings, and weekends. See our calendar for research assistance hours and Library hours.

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Max Lucado Case

Tell Me the Easter Story

Located in the Learning Commons Max Lucado Collection case is a new library exhibit called “Tell Me the Easter Story” that invites meditation during the Easter season on the passion of Jesus Christ and features seventeen works about the death and resurrection of Jesus written by Max Lucado between 1986 and 2013.

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Selections from the Max Lucado Collection

The Max Lucado Collection was established in 2015 when Lucado designated his alma mater’s Brown Library as the repository for materials documenting his career as a missionary, evangelist and writer. 


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Library to launch LibQUAL Feb. 1 

ACU Brown Library will launch a web-based survey called LibQUAL on Monday, February 1, 2021 to solicit, track, understand, and act upon opinions of library services. The data received from the survey will enable the library to assess whether its services are meeting expectations and provide guidance for the library as it embarks upon a new strategic plan. Visit the library's blog to learn more about LibQUAL.

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Elsevier Scopus Database Access

ACU Library has made available to ACU students, faculty and staff the Elsevier Scopus database – a large abstract/citation database that connects researchers with enriched and linked content to authors, institutional affiliations, and citation analysis for over 80 million records. Access to Scopus is available through our All Databases page and directly here.

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$25,000 TSLAC grant awarded to ACU Special Collections 

The Texas State Library & Archives Commission (TSLAC) recently awarded a $25,000 grant to ACU Special Collections and Archives under its TexTreasures Grant program.  The $25,000 grant will facilitate digitization of the full print run of the Christian Chronicle, a major, global newspaper serving Churches of Christ since 1943.  This project will ensure back issues of Chronicle will be available digitally by the end of summer 2021. Please view the library’s blog to learn more about this digitization project.

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