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Using the Library: Get Started

All about the Library's resources and how to use them.

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a tall tan building with glass doors and shrubbery, with a black sign stating it is the James E. Cheek Learning Resources Center

Questions? Ask a Staff Member!

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Dr. Miller-McCollum
Director of Library Services - James E. Cheek Learning Resource Center, 1st Floor

Hours and Contact Info

Operating Hours - James E. Cheek Learning Resources Center

Day Opening Time Closing Time
Monday through Thursday 8:00 am 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed  
Sunday 12:00 pm 8:00 pm

Spring Break, Summer Semester, & Winter Break (Monday through Friday)

8:00 am 5:00 pm

Holiday Closings: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter (Fri-Mon), Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Wed-Sun), Christmas (24-26), New Year's Eve, New Year's Day

For Divinity Library hours, see the Divinity Library page


The address of Shaw University campus is 118 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601. Note that the Library buildings do not have unique street addresses.

On the campus map below, the James E. Cheek Learning Resources Center (the main campus library) is circled in blue, and the G. Franklin Wiggins Library at the Divinity School, which is inside Leonard Hall, is circled in green. For more information, see the full, interactive campus map.

colorful campus map with libraries circled and labeled

Phone & Email

James E. Cheek Learning Resources Center (main campus Library)

G. Franklin Wiggins Divinity School Library (inside Leonard Hall) 919-546-8324

To contact a specific staff member, see the Staff Directory for phone numbers and email addresses.


Use the chat button in the bottom right of any of our LibGuides pages, or the box below, to chat with JEC Library staff live during our operating hours

  • You can also use this button to send us an email whenever the chat is "closed", and we'll respond as soon as possible
  • Please note that Divinity Library questions must be asked by phone or email, as they are not on chat services at this time.

Virtual Appointments on Zoom

Research assistance by appointment on Zoom may be scheduled by visiting our Bookings Site for the University Library or using the box below.

To meet on Zoom, host and attendees have the option of participating in the call using computer audio and/or camera, cell phone audio and/or camera, or dialing in. To learn more about Zoom, please visit their help center to watch videos and view step by step guides.

Events and Announcements

For further assistance, please contact us!
Shaw University Libraries - James E. Cheek Learning Resources Center
118 E. South Street - Raleigh, NC 27609
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