Collections & Holdings

The University Library strives to acquire and purchase access to library materials in multiple formats to support Valdosta State University's undergraduate and graduate academic programs and the research and teaching needs of its faculty, staff, and students. The Acquisitions and Cataloging staff work together to oversee the ordering, processing, and removal of materials in the Library collection. Further information on Material Ordering Procedures and the Allocation of Funds is available. If you have a title suggestion, please complete the Recommend a Library Purchase form.

Journals Collection

The Current Journals Reading Room is located on the first floor across from the Internet Café.  The most currently received issue of journals, magazines, and newspapers are arranged alphabetically by title on a two-tiered up tilt display shelf.  More recently received issues of the same title can be found underneath on the second shelf by raising the up-tilt display shelf.  Once bound, journal titles starting with the letters "A" through "Z" can be found on the 1st floor.  (Library maps)

Journals Titles List  - A full list of print or microform journals in the library including a partial listing of some electronic full text journals.  See the Journals A-Z for a complete list of online full text periodicals.

The News Resources Subject and Course Guide may be of interest.

Helpful aids: Guide: Scholarly vs Trade Magazines vs Popular Magazines and Peer Review periodical descriptions.

Movies and Music

In support of curricular needs, Odum Library has a long standing tradition of collecting non-print mediums, video recordings on Tape, DVD, Streaming (online), sound recordings as on vinyl, cassette tape, and now CD or AUDIOCD, as well as other kinds of audiovisual materials.  All of these materials, movies, music, or other audiovisual items are in the GIL@VSU Library Catalog.  See the Valdosta State University films, television, and webcasting section for athletics, musical performances, and commencement exercises.  Refer to BlazeVIEW Streaming Procedures for BlazeVIEW D2L aid.

To Search for Videos Including Streaming Videos  in the GIL-Find@VSU Catalog

  • Select "Advanced Search" in the GIL-Find@VSU Catalog
  • For Videos, select "Audio Visual" in the Format Menu, type in a search term and  select the "Find" Button

+Go to Valdosta University films and webcasting

Streaming Video

The library has access to streaming video via GALILEO and VSU locally licensed databases:

+Go to Films on Demand
+Go to Georgia Stories
+Go to C-SPAN Video Library
+Go to Consumer Health Complete
          Select only "Videos and Animations" when you search.

To Search for Musical Sound Recordings including Vinyl records, tape cassettes, and CD's

  • Select "Advanced Search" in the GIL-Find@VSU Catalog
  • Select "Audio Visual" in the Format Menu and type in a search term to look for.
  • Once you have your search results, you can either select the "Circulation Desk - 2nd Floor - (Fine Arts Materials Collection) ", "Instructional Materials Collection", or other relevant area in the Location Menu to limit to those respective collections

Other Media format search tips

Valdosta State University films, television, and webcasting

Fine Arts Materials Collection (FAMC)

The Fine Arts Materials Collection (FAMC) supports the curriculum and research of the College of the Arts which includes the Departments of Art, Communication Arts, and Music.  The FAMC music CD's, cassette tapes & vinyl records and movie video recordings can be requested for borrowing at the 2nd floor Circulation Desk.  Art reproductions are located in the art case housed on 1st floor. FAMC  scores and scripts are located in room 1617 on the 1st floor of the library.

The FAMC Listening Lab services are available from Media Services on 1st floor during.

Selecting "Advanced Search" in the navigation menu bar at the top of the GIL-FIND@VSU Odum Library Catalog leads to a page with several possible search limits, including Format. 

Fine Arts Materials Collection 2nd floor Stacks Room Subject Area
GIL Catalog
Format Search

Georgia’s Virtual Library 
Online Art & Video Collections

Art Reproductions Art Reproductions Art & Architecture Complete
Music and Other Sound Recordings CD's, Tapes & Records The Art Museum Image Gallery
Music Scores Scores Arts of the United States GALILEO
Videos DVD's & Videotapes Films on Demand  GALILEO
Television Scripts Scripts Theatre in Video


The University Library contains over 513,000 bound volumes, including 3,300 current periodicals and newspapers and a microform collection of over a 300,000 units. The library has access to over 100 electronic periodical and resources indexes (many with full text), almost 4,000 electronic journals, and about 120,000 electronic books. Additionally, the Library is a Federal Document Selective Depository and holds more than 42,000 U.S. government documents, approximately 10,000 Georgia state documents, with electronic access to many additional titles. Please refer to the listing below for the specific locations of our holdings:

Location Floor Maps Call No.
3rd Floor Shelves 3rd Floor  
Big Book Bins Big Book Bins - 3rd Floor - Following LZ's BIG BOOK
FAMC (Fine Arts Materials Collection) - Music and Video recordings Request at Circulation - 2nd Floor - (Fine Arts Materials Collection) FAMC
FAMC (Fine Arts Materials Collection) - Scores and Scripts 1st Floor Room 1617 - (FAMC Collection) FAMC
Government Documents Government Documents - 2nd Floor GOV DOCS
IMC (Instructional Materials Collection) - Juvenile Collection Third Floor LZ Shelves LZ
Index Index - 2nd Floor INDEX
Newspapers Newspapers - 1st Floor - Periodical Reading Room   
Maps Map Cabinets - 1st Floor MAPS
Microfilm Cabinets Microfilm Cabinets - 1st Floor MFILM

Oversize - 3rd Floor Shelves after Z's

Journals Collection  1st Floor Shelves - Bound Volumes & Current Journal Reading Room  
Popular Books Popular Books - 2nd Floor Shelves North POPULAR
Popular Magazines Popular Magazines - 1st Floor - Current Journal Reading Room 
Puppet Puppets - 3rd Floor - After LZ's PUPPET
Rare Rare - Special Collections - Archives 4th Floor RARE
Ready Reference Ready Reference - Ask at Reference Desk on 2nd Floor READY REF
Reference Reference - 2nd Floor REF
Reference Alcove Reference Alcove - 2nd Floor REF ALCOVE
Ruby R. Sullivan Literacy Center Ruby R. Sullivan Literacy Center - Education Building Room 1001 VLITCTR
Special Collections Special Collections - Archives 4th Floor SP COL

Missing Books