2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Lyman Beecher Brooks Library

Don Essex
Dean of Library
(757) 823-9153

The Lyman Beecher Brooks Library provides services and resources to meet the scholarly and informational needs of the Norfolk State University community. Students and faculty can access online resources, including the library catalog, electronic full-text journals, and e-books, either remotely or via any campus computer. The Reference Research area in the library not only provides research assistance but also provides access to additional computer workstations, which students can use for research needs. The Lyman Beecher Brooks Library is a member of the Virtual Library of Virginia. This cooperative effort of the libraries of colleges and universities in the state of Virginia provides cost-effective access to online resources and enhances interlibrary lending. The Library has extensive journal subscriptions, including e-journals and many issues in microformat. The Library is an open-stack facility with space for approximately 2,000 readers and a book capacity of 500,000 volumes.

Campus Archives

Harrison B. Wilson Archives

The Harrison B. Wilson Archives is the repository of the historical records of the University, its faculty, alumni, and students. In addition, the Archives has the mission of collecting and preserving the historical records of African-Americans in Virginia and making them available to researchers.

Herbert A. Marshall Collection

The Herbert A. Marshall Collection is a Special Collection of approximately ten thousand (10,000) items pertaining to African-American history, folklore, and culture.

Lois E. Woods Museum

The Lois E. Woods Museum houses a collection of African art from 14 countries representing 40 groups and cultures. Included in the museum is a reference library that features over 400 books on African art, folklore, and history.