Named in honor of Dr. Norman Fintel, eighth president of Roanoke College, and his wife, Jo, the Fintel Library offers a collection of over half a million total items. The facility is handicapped accessible, offers seating for over 400, includes individual and group study rooms, has a “silent study” area, a campus computer lab, and the Goode-Pasfield Center for Learning & Teaching.
More than 3000 new items are added to the collection annually. Besides the sheer size of the collection, Fintel library is proud to offer the latest in electronic journals (providing access to the full text of thousands of titles) and a wide selection of multi-media materials.Among the most popular items is the 1000+ volume DVD collection. In addition the library is also a selective depository library for United States Government Documents.
Fintel Library has a combined catalog and shares its collection with the Wyndham Robertson Library at Hollins University through a reciprocal borrowing agreement. This agreement has the effect of placing an additional 300,000 volumes in the hands of our students. A weekday courier service provides delivery within 24 hours of a request.
The Fintel Library houses the Roanoke College Archives. In addition to the historical records relating to the College, the holdings include rare books, the papers of both former Secretary of the Treasury Henry H. Fowler and former Congressman James R. Olin, and the photographs of E. Howard Hammersley.
The Fintel Library staff strives to provide students with the very highest level of resources and service.
Fine Arts Library
Located in F.W. Olin Hall, the Fine Arts Library contains play scripts, music scores, art slides, videos, sound recordings, and a reference book collection. Hours vary from semester to semester.