The Faber Library

Because of the closure of the Berea College campus, LJAC’s Faber Library is closed to the public until further notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience. If you scheduled to use Faber between now and May 1, 2020 your reservation has been cancelled.  Contact Heather Dent, Program Associate. 859-985-3140, Heather_Dent@berea.edu with any questions.

Faber Library is a great place to begin your Appalachian research.

Faber Sign

Located inside the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Faber contains dozens of academic book and journals, a fine collection of regional literature, and other useful publications all in one compact location.  During Center hours, the library is open to the college community and the public.  Materials do not circulate and must be used within in the library.

Student Study and Research

Students may use use Faber Library for research and study anytime during center hours when it is not in use for a meeting.  Many students find Faber a quiet and comfortable place to get work accomplished.  Coffee and tea are usually available.  Try it!  You don’t have to be doing Appalachian research to join us.

Each semester LJAC is also open a few evenings from 6:00pm – 8:00 for study and research.   Check at LJAC or email for the current semester’s evening hours.  We have an experienced student staff to help and support your research and writing!

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Students study and work on project in Faber Library
Faber Library is a great place to study or write.

Using Faber as a Conference Room

Faber Library can also be scheduled by the campus community as a small conference room.  It is equipped with a hand-made cherry conference table made by Berea College Woodcraft. It has 14 beautiful hand-crafted walnut mule-ear chairs, with hickory bark seats, made by Red Dog Chairs. Please note that Faber does not have projector, screen, sound system, or smartboard! Availability can be seen Berea’s Outlook system, but we ask that call or email Heather Dent, Program Associate. 859-985-3140, Heather_Dent@berea.edu to reserve the space.

Plaque naming Faber Library for Herbert & Ruther McGurk Faber, Stuart & Shirly Faber, Cincinnati, Ohio; Friends & Benefactors of Appalachia and Berea College