Loyal Jones Appalachian Center
Interior of Faber LIbrary and Student Research Center

Faber Library

Hours: 8am – 5pm, Mon. – Fri. (except when reserved for use)

Location: Room 128 of the Bruce-Trades Building (accessed through the LJAC Gallery)

Holdings: Catalogued in BANC

With handcrafted furniture and natural lighting, Faber library serves as “one stop shop” for researching Appalachia, housing hundreds of books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, and newsletters related to the Appalachian region and issues.  Holdings include a full-run of essential Appalachian studies journals such as Appalachian Heritage, Appalachian Journal, The Journal of Appalachian Studies, Mountain Life & Work, and Now & Then.

Appalachian Studies books in the Faber LibraryOur books range from contemporary scholarship and history of the region, to traditional crafts and music, to modern Appalachian novels and poetry. You can learn about everything from being a coal miner’s daughter to living in urban Appalachian cities. We also have a good selection of films about Appalachia, including many by Appalshop.

Although open to the public, Faber is not a circulating library, so the material must be used on site. Anything catalogued is also available at the Hutchins Library for extended use if needed.

Faber Library can be reserved for student, staff, and community meetings upon request. Classes can be held there as well. To request the use of Faber Library, please contact:

Sheila Lyons, Program Associate
Ext. (859) 985-3140, Sheila_lyons@berea.edu


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