The ANU library system consists of campus libraries in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Campuses offering a master’s degree are staffed by degreed, professional librarians; other campus libraries are maintained by campus staff. Administration of the libraries is centralized, and librarians report to the Director of Library Services with an indirect reporting line to Campus Directors. Other campus staff report to the Campus Director, and maintain core services while redirecting users to the University Library for reference questions, collection development issues, and other information needs.
The Library System supports an informed community of students who are pursuing a career-oriented education. The library system provides students with a means by which they can gain new insight through books, periodicals, and information technologies.
The purpose of the collection is to provide the community–faculty, students and staff–with material of high quality, currency and relevance to their needs. The materials chosen reflect the various curricula and support teaching and research needs.
The University grants certificates, diplomas, associates and bachelor’s degrees in business, health sciences, information technology, as well as MBA, MBA-IT, and possible future degrees at the graduate level. Library use is available to ANU Alumni from any on-campus location.
Copyright Policy of American National University / National College
The federal copyright statute, Title 17, U.S. Code, governs the reproduction of works of authorship. In general, works governed by copyright law include such traditional works of authorship as books, photographs, music, drama, video and sculpture, and also software, multimedia, and databases. Copyrighted works are protected regardless of the medium in which they are created or reproduced. Copyrighted works are not limited to those that bear a copyright notice. Works published since March 1, 1989 need not bear a copyright notice to be protected under the statute.
A provision that codifies the doctrine of "fair use," under which limited copying of copyrighted works without the permission of the owner is allowed for certain teaching and research purposes is of particular importance to teachers and researchers. The relevant portion of the copyright statue provides that the "fair use" of a copyrighted work, including reproduction "for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research" is not an infringement of copyright. The law lists the following factors as the ones to be evaluated in determining whether a particular use of a copyrighted work is a permitted "fair use," rather than an infringement of the copyright:
Although all of these factors will be considered, the last factor is the most important in determining whether a particular use is "fair." Where a work is available for purchase or license from the copyright owner in the medium desired, copying of all or a significant portion of the work in lieu of purchasing a sufficient number of "authorized" copies would be presumed to be unfair. Where only a small portion of a work is to be copied and the work would not be used if purchase of a sufficient number of authorized copies were required, the intended use is more likely to be found to be fair.
It is the express policy of the institution that substantial portions of works, including textbooks, are not to be copied for use by students or faculty in lieu of purchase, absent the express written permission of the copyright holder. The "institution" includes American National University, National College, National College of Business and Technology, National College Services Inc., University of Fairfax, and any other related entity.
Format / Delivery
ANU librarians systematically evaluate campus and online collections to assure they are adequate, relevant to the curriculum, responsive to changing programmatic needs, and appropriately current.
Identification of collection needs
Physical Collections (print and media)
Online Collections (databases, reference tools, electronic journal, electronic books)
User friendliness, ease of use, quality and comprehensiveness