Canizaro Library is a state-of-the-art facility currently holding over 215,000 volumes. We offer over 100 online academic journals, computer workstations equipped with student WIFI, ample study space, language learning materials, and much more.
The mission of the Ave Maria University Library is to support a quest for truth by assembling resources that help students and faculty explore and grasp every subject that the University teaches. As a student at AMU, you’ll have access to hundreds of thousands of volumes, manuscripts, newspapers, journals, online publications, music, video, art and more.
The AMU library is more than just a collection of books. It’s your campus destination for tutoring, research help, reserving a quiet study space or tracking down scarce literary resources. Our library staff is here to help you with anything you need, and all you have to do is make a request.
Browsing through hundreds of thousands of volumes can be a bit overwhelming to say the least. Our online search tools make it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for from our literary collections. We have a number of library catalogs and databases containing printed volumes, manuscripts, magazines, online journals and more — all free to explore.
We provide all of our faculty with the tools they need to best prepare themselves and their students for a successful academic year. Whether it’s reserving a book for class material, a study room for workshops or a librarian to instruct your students in proper use of library resources, simply visit our Faculty Support page for more information.
Library reference services are available in person at the circulation desk and by appointment. For quick assistance, the library also has “Ask a Librarian,” Florida’s Virtual Reference Service, available online 24/7.
Canizaro Library is blessed to house a large collection of extremely rare and hard-to-find manuscript documents, fine bindings, archives, and artwork. While you can explore AMU’s Rare Books collection on the website, we encourage you to get a better view and see them in-person!
Do you ever get stuck on a research papers or struggle to get the information you need from your sources? Have you ever felt like you’re in a rut and spinning your wheels in an ocean of resources? If so, we can help you! Visit our Research Assistance page and schedule a time to meet with a volunteer research assistant who will get your research back on track!