The Reference Collection contains fact books, atlases, encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, and bibliographies, as well as general and specific information tools. AUL policy restricts circulation of reference materials to use in-house.
The Reference Desk is staffed by librarians to answer your questions and provide information about Air University, the Air Force, AUL collections, resources and services. The Reference Desk is staffed during all hours of operation and is located near the main entrance on the first floor.
You may want to ask reference questions or verify facts. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 334-953-2888 or click here to ask AUL a question. We'll be happy to assist you.
For quick, factual questions, the library offers electronic reference services. Air University students, staff members, or faculty members receive first priority on questions received. Your request will be sent to an e-mail box that will be checked twice daily, Monday through Friday. Answers to questions will be provided as time permits. To submit an electronic reference question or click here. We'll be happy to assist you.
We also offer live Chat Reference, available on the library's home page and staffed by a librarian during the library's operating hours.
AUL offers free scanning and printing to all patrons. CAC-enabled scan-to-email scanners and networked printers are available in the Copy Center. Wifi and plug-and-play printers and a commercial scanner are available in the reference area.
Individual study and/or small group collaboration rooms with seating for up to four people are available by reservation here.
Group Study Rooms can be reserved online here.
The Auditorium (Room 170) seats up to 70 people and AV projection equipment is available in the Auditorium. Reservations may be requested here.
The Cartographic Information Section of AUL is responsible for all cartographic information support for Air University. This section enhances the educational function of Air University by providing maps and charts to students, faculty, and staff in residence at Maxwell/Gunter. Map support is also provided to AFJROTC and AFROTC detachments throughout the United States as coordinated through HQ AFROTC. Maps are available upon request by completing the Request a Map form. For more information about the Map Room or to request a map, click here.
CATEGORY OF USERS
The major user categories are:
RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOST/DAMAGED MATERIALS
REQUESTING BOOK DELIVERY FROM THE AFSNCOA LIBRARY TO AUL
LOAN OF MATERIALS
New Air Force Policy Directives and Instructions and a current and historical collection of Air Force regulations, manuals, and pamphlets are in Bound Periodicals. Enquire at the Reference Desk for access.