The Troy University Libraries help the University fulfill its mission by providing access to information resources in multiple formats and through expert reference assistance. The Troy University Library is committed to building collections that support classroom instruction and help prepare TROY students to meet future opportunities and challenges.
In its role as a facilitator of active learning the Libraries of Troy University regularly host lectures, programs, displays, and films. The physical libraries on the Dothan and Montgomery campuses have collections over more than 100, 000 bound volumes. The main library on the Troy, AL, campus has a collection of approximately 300,000 bound volumes, 40,000 media items, and nearly 1 million items in microform. In addition to physical materials, all of the libraries provide access to over 200 databases, including those that allow access to books, reference works, journal and newspaper articles, audio-visual sources including streaming video, and numeric data via computers, tablets, and smart phones. The interlibrary loan (ILL) service enables students to obtain materials which are not available locally or through the Library's digital collections.
Students at all of the campus libraries have access to study spaces; computer workstations; opportunities to print, and photocopy; and wireless access for electronic devices. Assistance with library resources is available in person or by telephone, email, and online chat (during the hours of operation of the Troy Campus Library). The Troy University Library on the Troy campus is a Federal Depository Library and it allows all users, including the general public, to access to government documents freely. The Troy University reference librarians provide assistance and instruction by means of library guides, bibliographies, and tutorials; and live, librarian-led instructional sessions. Online guides include links to Web sites relevant to the academic programs.