Cofer Library Handbook
To learn about our library services, please see the Cofer Library Handbook.
Cofer Library Research Guide
To learn about research in the library, please see the Cofer Library Research Guide.
- How to Use the Cofer Library Website
- How to Use the Online Catalog
- How to Search Using the Classic Search with Boolean Operators
- How to Search Using the Bento Search
- Searching ATLA
- Research Quick Tips
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Cofer Library Newsletter
Cofer Library Hours of Operation
Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday – Thursday
8:00am – 10:00pm
8:00am – 4:00pm
1:00pm – 4:00pm
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Tuesday’s from 9:30am – 11:00pm for Chapel
Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Breaks
Monday – Friday
10:00am – 4:00pm
Cofer Library Contact and Location Information
100 Alumni Drive
Cofer Library Staff
Phillip Nott, D.Min., MLS
Director of Library Services
706-865-2134, ext. 2201
Vonda Henderson, MLIS
Cataloging & Reference Librarian
706-865-2134, ext. 2202
Cofer Library Mission and Goals
The mission of Cofer Library is to support the mission of the university by providing library resources, services, and instruction to the TMU community. The library’s goals are to 1) acquire, organize, and make accessible print and electronic materials that are relevant to the curriculum of the university, 2) provide excellent library instruction and service, and 3) maintain a physical environment conducive for learning.
Cofer Building History
The current facility was constructed in 1966 and named for Dr. Olin Sanford Cofer (1895-1975), a prominent physician from the Atlanta and Gainesville areas. The two-story building consists of the service desk, the reference area, book stacks, various individual study carrels and lounge area, student computers, copiers, printers and scanners. A large group study room and restrooms are located on the lower level. The library is located at the “top of the campus” near the Cross with parking directly behind the building.