About the Library
Taylor Memorial Library has been the main library of Centenary College for more than half a century. Designed by the architect Jan Hird Pokorny, the award-winning, state-of-the-art facility opened in 1954. With the recent addition of a patio and current renovations, the library will continue in its mission to support the research needs of the extended Centenary College community for many years to come.
Reference Services - Librarians are available to meet with students, who seek information in any subject area, either one-on-one or in small groups. Librarians are also available for classroom instruction in every discipline.
Collection - Taylor Memorial Library houses books, print periodicals, DVDs, CDs and videotapes. Search the online catalog to find resources in the collection.
Computers - Several computers are available for use in the library. Microsoft Office and Internet access are provided.
Databases - Taylor Memorial Library provides online access to more than thirty proprietary databases, which support academic disciplines offered at Centenary College. The databases are accessible anywhere on campus. Off-campus campus access requires authentication with a Centenary College username and password.
Interlibrary Loan -is a program that enables students, faculty and staff of Centenary College to directly search and request resources from more than 500 participating libraries in New Jersey. As part of its service, Taylor Memorial Library also participates in OCLC, a program that provides interlibrary loan access to materials nationwide.
Archive - The Archive at Taylor Memorial Library contains artifacts that relate to the history of Centenary from its founding in 1867 to the present. Among the items curated by the Library are school publications, catalogs, student newspapers, yearbooks, photos, college memorabilia and works of art.