The Department of Religious Studies’ Library (located in Manly 200-A, adjacent to the student/faculty lounge) houses the Department’s video/DVD collection as well as standard reference resources and current periodicals in the study of religion that will be of use to all of our students.
In addition, the library houses some copies of current faculty members’ books and sample works published by the many of the guest lecturers who have visited the department since the fall of 2001. The library is also the home to a collection of framed flyers and documents chronicling the Departments history, as well as our 50th anniversary time capsule (to be opened on REL’s 75th anniversary in 2041-2). Finally, the library houses a complete set of the University of Alabama Press’s Judaic Studies series, edited by our late, emeritus faculty member, Leon Weinberger.
As with the lounge, the library will be kept open each day during the department’s regular office hours. Occasionally, the library is used for teaching upper-level seminars, at which time its door will be closed. See the sign-up board on the door.
For details on the library’s holdings, consult the following categories: