Collections

Collections

The Hill Freeman Library and Spruill Learning Center at Reinhardt University includes several collections. Together, these collections provide access to more than 75,000 physical books and media, approximately 140,000 e-books in electronic collections, and more than 33,000 electronic and print journals.

In addition to the general collection, Reinhardt library resources include:

  • the archives, which document the history of Reinhardt and the surrounding area
  • the Triplett Memorial Military History Collection, featuring more than 6,000 works on military and general history
  • the children’s collection
  • the rotating leisure reading collection featuring current bestsellers and popular fiction and nonfiction
  • the music library (now located in the Hill Freeman Library and Spruill Learning Center).

Triplett Memorial Military History Collection

The Triplett Memorial Military History Collection (TMMC) is a collection of books, videos, periodicals and memorabilia pertaining to the military throughout history.

The original donation of more than 5,000 books and other items was given to the Hill Freeman Library and Spruill Learning Center by Don Wesley-Brown, a veteran and former paratrooper. While the biggest part of the collection is U.S. Civil War history, the Triplett Memorial Military History Collection includes books on every war in which the United States has been involved - from the American Revolution to the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

According to Mr. Brown, "[T]here [has] been a Triplett in the armed forces in every war from the French and Indian War to the present time." The collection is named in honor of his mother's family name.

The collection was supplemented by a donation of 1,100 books on World War II from Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Poe, Sr. These books had belonged to Mrs. Poe's brother, Frank James Farkus III, who had fought in World War II under General George Patton. About a third of the books are written in German and view the war from the German prospective.

Additional volumes were donated to the collection by Richard R. Jaeger, III, in memory of his son Richard Robert Jaeger, IV, a graduate of The Citadel.

Archives and Special Collections

The Reinhardt University Archives

Located on the second floor, the Archives is a rich repository of the official papers and Reinhardt University history. The collection includes historic letters and documents, photographs and memorabilia, as well as Reinhardt catalogs and yearbooks. The Archives is a growing collection and welcomes gifts that expand our understanding of the University’s history. View the Archives finding aid to see the list of items available in the Reinhardt University Archives.

Located nearby are two interesting furniture items—the desk that belonged to Captain Reinhardt, a co-founder of the University, is on permanent display, along with a desk belonging to Fredonia Blanton, Reinhardt’s first graduate who later became a long-time faculty member.

Special Collections

Over the years, the library has acquired a number of interesting early editions and small noteworthy collections. Of particular interest are the Annie Laurie Jones Cunyus Hymnal Collection and the Rick L. Pope Phonograph Record Collection, both located in the Archives Room, and the Triplett Memorial Military History Collection, located on the third floor.

For more information

For more information about the Archives and Special Collections or to discuss a gift to the collection, please contact Joel Langford, Director of Library Services and University Archivist, at 770.720.5585 or at jcl@reinhardt.edu.

Children's Collection

The Children’s Collection is located on the third floor of the Waleska campus library.  

This collection, of particular interest to Education students, features more than 2000 works of fiction and nonfiction, ranging from picture books and easy readers to young adult literature.

More than 150 of these are written in Spanish or in a bilingual format.

Journals

The Hill Freeman Library and Spruill Learning Center has access to more than 33,000 electronic and print journals, magazines and newspapers.

The electronic journals available through our various databases can be searched by title or subject through our Search Journals page.

Our periodicals collections covers all subjects, and you are sure to find a journal, magazine or newspaper to satisfy your research needs.

Browse our current journal and newspaper subscriptions in the serials section on the second floor of the library.

Back issues and bound periodicals can be found in the stacks on the second floor.

Leisure Reading

The leisure reading collection is a variety of bestselling fiction and nonfiction, in both book and audiobook format.  The collection rotates as new books are published and older ones lose popularity.

Leisure reading materials are available for 3 week check-out, regardless of patron type.  This allows everyone a chance to use these books.

If you would like to suggest a title, please use the suggestion form or contact the library at library@reinhardt.edu

Waleska Library

The Hill Freeman Library and Spruill Learning Center is a three story, 30,000 square foot library located in the center of Reinhardt University. Originally dedicated as the Hill Freeman Library in 1969, the facility was expanded, renovated and rededicated as the Hill Freeman Library and Spruill Learning Center in 2003. Further renovations which added study rooms, meeting rooms, a classroom, and a technology lab were completed in 2017.

The Hill Freeman Library and Spruill Learning Center features: 

1st floor entrance faces the Hasty Student Life Center.  This area houses the entrance to the After Hours Library, as well as Starbucks at the Library which includes lounge and table seating.

2nd floor entrance faces the Lawson and Tarpley Centers and houses the library's service desk, book and media collections, and a media viewing room. The periodical, leisure reading, manga, and reference collections plus the new books displays, the Archives and Special Collections room and staff offices are also on this floor.

3rd floor contains the open computing area, printer, group study rooms, a classroom, a technology lab, a conference room, a large community gathering room, the Children's Collection, and the Triplett Military History Collection. The terrace offers a wonderful view of the center of campus, as well as tables for studying outside.

Music Library

The Music Library for the School of Performing Arts is located in the Hill Freeman Library and Spruill Learning Center on Reinhardt's Waleska campus. 

The Music Library houses musical scores, recordings, and other materials related to music study.  Use of the Music Library collection is restricted to Reinhardt University students, faculty and staff.

Students, faculty and staff may access various music databases through the library's Electronic Resources page. These databases include access to sound recordings, videos, and scores as well as research materials. Some of the databases available in the electronic collections include:

  • Naxos Music
  • Classical Music Library
  • Oxford Music Online
  • LibraryMusicSource.com
  • IPA Source
  • Smithsonian Music Collection
  • various genre related databases including African-American music, contemporary world music, and jazz music

For more information about the Music Library collection and services, please contact the Hill Freeman Library and Spruill Learning Center or call 770.720.9120.

Media

The library has an extensive collection of DVDs, CDs and videotapes, as well as viewing equipment for each. The Media collection is located on the second floor, and items can be checked-out by students, faculty, staff, and community patrons for a one-week loan period. A television with a 70" screen and a DVD/VHS player is available in the Media Room which can accommodate up to 15-20 persons.

In Special Collections, the library has a collection of phonograph records donated by Reinhardt alumnus Rick L. Pope. These records do not circulate, but there is equipment in the library for listening to the albums.

The library houses a small collection of microfilm with viewing equipment. The library does not have the capability to print microforms.

Faculty may be interested in using our Netflix services.

Search the online catalog for media.