Description of the Angelo Bruno Business Library

Angelo Bruno Business Library
University of Alabama
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0266
Phone: 205-348-1080
Fax: 205-348-0803

The state-of-the-art Angelo Bruno Business Library serves the business information needs of the University of Alabama, and in particular the students and faculty of the Culverhouse College of Commerce and the Manderson Graduate School of Business. The library serves over 300,000 visitors each year, which represents repeated use by Culverhouse students, faculty, staff, and others from the University community and beyond. The 64,000 square foot facility is conveniently located on Stadium Drive within the Culverhouse complex and also houses the College's Sloan Y. Bashinsky Sr. Computer Center. Combining business library services and business computer laboratory services in the same facility provides seamless access to information services for business students.

The Bruno Library's resources comprise a wide variety of online computer databases and over 190,000 volumes, including hundreds of business periodicals. The Bruno Library is a fully computer-networked environment offering enhanced access to electronic information sources. In addition, a wireless network facilitates students' use of their laptop computers for accessing many business library databases from anywhere in the library and the Culverhouse complex. Library faculty and staff offer users specialized information assistance and services and individual and class instruction in library research and effective use of library databases. Special features include an electronic library instruction classroom and several types of seating and study accommodations, including group study rooms for team assignments. The Bruno Library's many computer workstations and the Bruno Web site provide convenient access to library resources, including the library catalog, commercial databases, and the World Wide Web.

The Bruno Library's books, journals, special collections, and commercial databases offer excellent support of the Culverhouse teaching and research fields in business, economics, finance, management, marketing, accounting, information systems and statistics. Full-text access to business-related periodicals and newspapers is available through such databases as ABI/Inform, Factiva.com, and LEXIS-NEXIS. Extensive worldwide data on publicly traded securities of all kinds is available from BLOOMBERG Financial Markets and News. Other resources provide coverage of important topics such as company financial data, international business, tax regulations and cases, and current trends and case law in labor and human resources. The Bruno Library's extensive collection of current and historical corporate annual reports has received national recognition.

The Angelo Bruno Business Library provides convenient access to information resources through technologically advanced as well as traditional means. User service is a major emphasis. Our goals are to tailor our collections and services to meet the needs of Culverhouse undergraduate and graduate students and faculty and to deliver the best possible mix of traditional and technologically advanced library services.