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The Prezell R. Robinson Library was named in honor of Dr. Prezell R. Robinson, then president of Saint Augustine’s College, on May 13, 1984. The Library serves as a gateway to a robust collection of online resources and services; provides on-site reference and collection development expertise, and facilitates additional services that support the academic programs and research needs of the university.

The mission of the Prezell R. Robinson Library is to provide informational resources, services and programs which meet the educational goals and research needs of the University and community.

Scholarly resources at Saint Augustine’s University are located in the Prezell R. Robinson Library, which provides information and research services for the University and community. Equity of access is provided to the physical collection of books, magazines and audiovisual materials through an automated, online library system. Training on using the online library system and evaluating information is provided to library users.

The Library staff is comprised of information educators who prepare students, faculty and all users to be knowledgeable and creative information consumers.

The Prezell R. Robinson Library consists of three floors: Archives, Digital Learning and Traditional Library. The facility also contains seminar rooms with space for study groups and computer labs. Throughout the Library are individual carrels and study tables that will seat up to 500 students.

The Library has more than 100,000 volumes that represent courses offered by the divisions of Business, Liberal Arts and Education, Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Social Sciences. The information resources are in many formats-prints, video/DVD and other audio recordings, Internet and NC LIVE. There are approximately 300 periodicals that provide current information in support of the four academic divisions. About 30 newspapers of local, regional and national coverage are included.

How to Find a Book

The books in the library are arranged on the shelves according to the library of Congress Classification Systems which separates all knowledge into 21 classes. Each class is identified by a letter of the alphabet, sub-classes by combinations of letters, and subtopics within class and sub-classes by a numerical notation. A detailed breakdown is available at the circulation desk.

Check-out Policy

Policy for Library check out materials:
Type of Item PRRL Students PRRL Faculty/staff PRRL Alumni

( Main Collection )

30 days 90 days Library use only
Videos/DVDs Library use only
Multimedia equipment Library use only
Text Books /Reserve Books Library use only
Periodicals/Reference Books Library use only
Special Collections Library use only ( By an appointment only)


Important Notes to remember:

  • You must present your Saint Augustine’s University identification (ID) card to check out any materials on the circulation desk with authorized person.
  • Textbooks/reserve books/videos & DVDs are non-circulating items.
  • One textbook for one student
  • Student needs to sign in and out in Textbook log out folder.

Lost or Damaged Books:

Lost or damaged materials should be reported as soon as possible to the Circulation desk staff (Authorized person). A library authorized committee will take the necessary steps for the lost and damaged materials.

Contact information for any assistance:

Circulation desk: 919.516.4145

Circulation Manager: Mr. Sills, 919.516.4148

Loan Policy

Books may be checked out of the library for a two-week period and may be renewed if there is no prior request. A fine of $.25 cents per day is charged for overdue books. Reference books and periodicals may not be checked out. Specific policies regarding use of reserved materials may be obtained at the circulation desk.


Late books accrue 25 cents per day. After $5.00 in fines has been reached, the patron’s account is suspended until payment. Fines are reported to Student Accounts and must be paid in the Cashier’s Office.

Saint Augustine’s University Borrower's Cards

Saint Augustine’s University faculty, staff, and students must present their valid ID card in order to borrow materials from the Prezell R. Robinson Library.

All other patrons wishing to check out materials from any Saint Augustine’s University Library should apply for a Borrower’s card at the Prezell R. Robinson Library Circulation Desk.

Requirements for obtaining a Borrower’s Card:

  • A North Carolina driver’s license or a valid picture ID along with a document containing a current N.C. address
  • Applicants must be age 14 or older
  • Applicants younger than 18 must submit a completed parental consent form
  • A completed Borrower’s Application
  • A fee of $15

There is a $15 annual renewal fee, and a $5 fee for replacing lost cards.

Current members of the General Alumni Association, Friends of the Library and spouses/partners of current Saint Augustine’s University faculty and staff may obtain a borrower’s card at no charge by presenting proof of their status upon application.

Faculty, students, and staff of Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (CRC) may also check out materials from any Saint Augustine’s University Library. CRC students must present a CRC Direct Loan Request Form at the Prezell R. Robinson Library Circulation Desk. CRC faculty and staff may obtain a borrower’s card at no charge. A photo ID and proof of current affiliation is required upon application.

Note: All Borrower’s Cards Are Non-Transferable.

Materials borrowed from the Prezell R. Robinson Library have a loan period that is determined by the patron’s borrower status. These loan periods may be extended by renewing the materials online or in person.

As a courtesy, notices and receipts are given or sent to patrons:

  • to inform them of loan period changes
  • to inform them that materials are overdue
  • as a receipt of items returned or fines and fees paid

Cooperative Borrowing from CRC System

Faculty members, currently enrolled students, administration officials, and members of the CRC staff may borrow books from any CRC (Saint Augustine’s University, Shaw University, Meredith University, Peace University, and NCSU) institution library. CRC students must present a CRC Direct Loan Request Form at the Prezell R. Robinson Library Circulation Desk. CRC faculty and staff may obtain a borrower’s card at no charge. A photo ID and proof of current affiliation is required upon application. Familiarize yourself with the policies and restrictions of the library from which you borrow.

Please note that this is a program of privileges. At its discretion, a participating institution may suspend the privileges of its own faculty members or of the faculty members of another participating institution.




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Tiwanna Nevels

Tiwanna S. Nevels

Director of Library Services
The Prezell R. Robinson Library


Frederick Sills Jr.

Document Delivery/Circulation Manager
The Prezell R. Robinson Library

Tanya Williams

Tanya Williams

Head Reference & Instruction Librarian
The Prezell R. Robinson Library 

Sarah Carden

Sarah Beth Carden

Circulation Librarian
The Prezell R. Robinson Library


Syeda Quadri

Evening Manager
The Prezell R. Robinson Library