There are three library facilities on the main campus at Shaw University. The James E. Cheek Learning Resources Center is the main campus library at Shaw University. It supports all educational programs for students enrolled at the university. Built in 1968, the two-story building encompasses 26,196 square feet of floor space. The Circulation Department, reading room, book stacks, reserved textbooks, archives/special collections, technical and public services offices occupy the first floor of the Cheek Library. The Reference Department, the African-American Materials Collection, two special collections - the Mollie Huston Lee and John Wilson Fleming Special Collections, bound journals, newspapers, a computer lab, and a smart room occupy the second floor of the library. An elevator and a ramp are conveniently located at the Cheek Library and at the other campus libraries.
The Curriculum Materials Center Library, built in 1997 and located on the 2nd floor of the Talbert O. Shaw Living Learning Center houses a collection of educational resources that provide curriculum and instructional experiences for elementary (K-12) education students and majors. These materials can be used to develop curricula and lesson plans and may also be used in actual instructional situations with K-12 students. These materials also provide information for those doing research. The Curriculum Materials Center houses over 8,000 volumes that include books, teaching aids, lesson plans, audiovisual materials, curriculum guides, North Carolina classroom projects, periodicals, and a variety of non-print materials that support the education program. In preparation for establishing the graduate program, approximately 2000 volumes, manuals, testing materials, CD-ROMs, etc. were added to the existing collection, as well as access to at least 25,000 electronic books through NCLIVE. These resources are available to students in undergraduate and graduate programs across the university. The aim of investing in new resources is to expand the collection of materials related to specialty areas, research methodology, advanced statistics, teacher education programs, measurement and assessment and evaluation.
The G. Franklin Wiggins Library (Divinity School)
The Wiggins Library (Divinity School) is housed on the first floor of Leonard Hall (the former Medical School Building) that was renovated in the 1990s. It measures 1,305 square feet and maintains a library collection of reference resources, an African-American reference collection, journals, magazines, newspapers, journals on microfiche and Master of Divinity theses. Students use reference materials for research conducted inside the library. Resources that are checked out of the library include books in the circulating collection, the African-American circulating collection, and audio tapes of sermons. Through cooperative agreements, Shaw University graduate students and faculty may utilize the resources and services of the Duke Divinity School Library and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Library. The Shaw Divinity School also has a satellite or additional library located at the High Point CAPE Center.