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Using the Library: Get Started

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

Library Quick Links

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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Sam Thorne
Metadata Librarian - James E. Cheek Learning Resource Center, 1st Floor
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Events and Announcements

Contact Us

In Person

During our open hours, find a library staff member at the front desk..

Regular Operating Hours - James E. Cheek Learning Resources Center

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

Between Sessions

(Monday - Friday)

8:00 am 5:00 pm

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 and Email

Library staff phone numbers and email addresses can be found in the Staff Directory.

  • For Divinity Library inquiries, please contact Ms. Powell or the Library Director.
  • For all other inquiries, feel free to contact any staff member for assistance, or call the James E. Cheek Learning Resource Center's front desk.
Library Contact Numbers
Location Phone

James E. Cheek Learning Resources Center 

(Main Campus Library)


G. Franklin Wiggins Divinity School Library

(Divinity Library at Leonard Hall)

(919) 546-8324


By Chat

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.

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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