Updates to Library Services

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Research Assistance

Live Chat

  • Monday – Thursday:  2 pm – 5 pm
  • Monday – Tuesday: 7 pm – 9 pm
  • Friday – Sunday: none

In Person

  • Monday – Thursday:  1 pm – 5 pm; 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Friday: 1 pm – 3 pm
  • Saturday:  none
  • Sunday:  7 pm – 9 pm

Other Contacts

  • Phone:  325-674-2391
  • Email:  ask@acu.libanswers.com
  • Text:  352-455-0609
  • Mailing Address:
    221 Brown Library
    ACU Box 29208
    Abilene, TX 79699-9208

Building Access

The ACU Brown Library building is open at normal semester hours.

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 12:00am.
  • Friday: 7:30am – 7:00pm.
  • Saturday: 10:00am – 7:00pm.
  • Sunday: 2:00pm – 12:00pm.

Summer Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Other Library Services

Interlibrary Loan

(materials from libraries outside of Abilene)

  • Both articles and physical books are available to request
  • All ILL Policies are as normal, including Overdue policies and Interlibrary Loan Probation (Please see the Interlibrary Loan Libguide for more information).
  • Due to shipping delays, wait times may be longer than normal, especially for physical books. Please allow up to a month for physical books to arrive.

ACU Writing Center

  • Fall and Spring Hours: Monday-Thursday 12-6, Friday 12-5, and Sunday 7-10 pm
  • Summer Hours: Closed

Learning Studio

  • Desk – This fall, our front desk will be staffed with one student Media Assistant during all the same hours as the library, starting at 8am (of course weekends are different).
  • Spaces – Patrons may reserve a space as usual – online, over the phone, or in person. Time slots are limited to 45-minutes per person, per day. Patrons may enter the room at the hour mark, and must be cleared out by a quarter ’till the hour. So the last 15 minutes of every hour are set aside to aerate and disinfect the rooms. My student workers are managing that on their own for now, so they’re quite occupied.
  • Gear – Our checkout pool is open for academic use. Much of our gear cannot be properly disinfected, so to keep the gear safe, it will have a 48-hour waiting period before it can be put back on the shelf.

Maker Lab

Normal Hours:

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday – Thursday: 9am – 8pm
  • Friday: 9am – 7pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 7pm

Summer Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Click here to make a reservation.

Computer Labs

  • Both computer labs are open.

Online Academic Technology Help

Online Resources

  • LinkedIn Learning 
    • A web-based training library ranging from photography, video production, 3D animation, educational programs, and lots more.  Available to anyone with a myACU login.
  • Zoom
    • Zoom Video provides a remote conferencing service that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration.
    • Zoom Cheat Sheet
  • Canvas Studio
    • Canvas Studio is a communication tool that allows instructors and students to actively collaborate through video and audio media.