Born- February 22, 1859
Atlanta University 1869 - 1876
Dean- Turner Theological Seminary 1903
President- Morris Brown College 1904-1908
Bishop - A. M. E. Church 1928 -1936
Named- for Allen University Library 1941
Died- October 10, 1955
The Joseph Simeon Flipper Library serves as the center hub of the campus in providing scholarly information and discovery. We provide access to millions of resources, thousands of journals, eBooks, and printed books, hundreds of databases, an array of other material, and workshops. The Mission of the Joseph Simon Flipper Library is to provide access to a variety of informational resources and formats that strengthen Allen University’s curriculum and support programs by providing the assistance needed to use available resources.
DEDICATORY CELEBRATION, WEDNESDAY MARCH 3, 1943
The JOSEPH SIMEON FLIPPER LIBRARY had been an idea in the minds of the people of South Carolina for many, many years. This great idea took the shape of a reality in August, 1941, under the able leadership of Bishop Joseph Simeon Flipper, when the foundation of the stone structure was laid. Money came in in bits from the students, faculty, the alumni, friends of Allen University, and the loyal ministers and members of the African Methodist Episcopal churches of South Carolina.
35,000 Print Titles
687 Media Items
Mrs. Courtney Rounds, Technical Assistant
Ms. Sloane Clark, Librarian
Ms. Virginia Houston, Librarian
Mr. John Kinard, Library Assistant
Mr. John Wright, Library Assistant
Ms. Carol L. Bowers, Director of Library Services
803-376-5917 Circulation Desk
803-376-5748 Technology Center
803-376-5945 W. Broughton Archives
803-765-6030 Director of Library Services
Monday - Thursday : 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Final Weeks: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
A Flipper Librarian is assigned as a subject specialist library liaison for each academic unit at Allen. Flipper Library Liaisons work as communication bridge closing the gaps between the library system and the academic units. The Flipper Liaison are:
Flipper Library is an excellent resource. Each student is assigned a personal librarian to ensure that every student gets the most our of the Flipper Experience while attending Allen.
Freshman Experience Librarian
Sophomore Experience Librarian
Junior Experience Librarian