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Brevard College Library: About Us

Welcome to J. A. Jones Library

About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the J.A. Jones Library is to provide collections, programs, and services that support experiential education at Brevard College. Our print book collection is only one of many benefits that we can provide you with during your time at Brevard College. Some other perks of visiting us include:

  • Over 900,000 ebooks (and over 50,000 print books).
  • Millions of newspaper, journal, and magazine articles, book reviews, images, videos, sound recordings, and more.
  • Hundreds of subject-specific databases.
  • 50+ subject guides.
  • A quiet place to study—including study rooms. Study rooms are first-come-first-serve or by appointment.
  • Our "learning bar," where you can hook up your laptop to our two large TVs to practice presentations or work with a group, or (to you professors) meet up at for a class field trip. The learning bar is first-come-first-serve or by appointment.
  • An array of public computers available for use.
  • Chromebooks, headphones, iPads, and other equipment available for check-out.
  • And, of course, friendly librarians who are available to help you with any of these things and more—by walk-in, chat service, phone, and appointment.

Portrait of James A. Jones

James Addison Jones

Benefactor and namesake of the J.A. Jones Library at Brevard College, James Addison Jones was the founder of J.A. Jones Construction.

Jones was born in 1869 in North Carolina. Like many Southerners, his family was impoverished as a result of the Civil War. A classic American success story, Jones received only a few years of education in a one-room schoolhouse but went on to manage detailed, complex, multimillion-dollar construction projects. In fact, Jones was credited with helping to construct much of the Charlotte, North Carolina skyline during his time.

More Information can be found at Funding UniverseNCpedia, and Ships for Victory

Contact Us!

Jones Library
One Brevard College Dr.
Brevard, NC 28806

Melody Farnham, Library Director   Chilly Heinz, Librarian   August Nye, Librarian   Scarlett Rogers, Librarian

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