A. R. Reddin Memorial Library Campus/Online 

Welcome to the A.R. Reddin Memorial Library page!

Library - Southeastern Baptist CollegeSoutheastern Baptist College exist to glorify God by providing quality post-secondary education from a Biblical world view in a Christian atmosphere, thereby developing Christian growth in students and preparing them for service in the Kingdom of God. The college attempts to maintain a high level of academic excellence, insuring that the work of its students will be valuable in the eyes of the academic and professional world.

Within this context, the primary goal of the A.R. Reddin Memorial Library is to provide library services that support the college’s curriculum and to fulfill the information needs of the students, faculty, staff, and administration through the building and maintaining of a vital collection of library materials and resources.

Library History

The Southeaster Baptist College library was named the A.R. Reddin Memorial Library in July, 1976, after the former college president. The present library building was built and first occupied in 1993. Along with resource materials belonging to Southeastern, the A.R. Reddin Memorial Library houses the Baptist Missionary Association of Mississippi History and Archives Room.

Library Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Students and faculty members are welcome to make appointments to use the library at other times for course work/research. Please contact the Librarian to make an appointment.

Summer Hours: Officially closed, but appointments can be made (by students and faculty) with the librarian for access to the library.

Library Policies

Library Policy Manual

Internet Access Policy


The general book collection has no prefixes preceding the call numbers. Special collections have the following prefixes preceding the call number:

      Reference: R        Video Cassette: VC 
      Chart: CH       Compact Disk: CD
      Computer Software: CS       Filmstrip: FS 
      Game: G       Map: M 
      Multi-Media Kit: MM        Music Score: MS 
      Picture: PI        Phonograph Record: DISC 
      Reel-to-Reel Tape: RR        Slide: SL
      Transparency: TR                Fiction: F 

Circulation & Fines

Materials may be checked out for a two-week period and may be renewed, provided no fine is due; there is no limit to how many books a student may check out. The following policy pertains to check-out time periods and overdue fines:

  • Regular Books (two weeks): 10 cents per day
  • Audio/Visual Materials:         10 cents per day
  • Reference books & Periodicals: These may not be checked out.

*Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays ARE included when computing fines.  

*Please leave all materials used in the library on the tables or in the “Return
Book” slot when finished – do not re-shelve books.

Periodicals – The library subscribes to several magazines and professional journals. Current issues of these publications are located on the South wall of the main floor area. Back issues of religious magazines and prominent magazines such as Newsweek are kept for your use. (Some of our subscriptions go back to the early 1900s.) Please see the librarian for back issue requests. The library also subscribes to a local and national newspaper; however, only one week’s worth of back issues are kept of these newspapers.

Audio/Visual Materials – Video cassettes and DVDs are located on the South wall of the main floor area. Maps, charts, slides, etc. are stored in the Media Room. Ask for help in locating and using these items. A cassette player, record player, television, and VCR/DVD player are available for use in the Media Room.

Computer Use – Five computers are available for student use in the library, located in the Computer Lab. All five computers have word processing programs and Internet access. All computers are networked to the librarian’s printer, which can print your documents for 10 cents a copy. There is also wifi, but you must be a student for access. 

Copy Machine – One copy machine is available for student use. Copies are 10 cents a copy.

Private Study Rooms – Two small (accommodating 1-2 students) private study rooms are available for student use.

Contact the Librarian

Amy Hinton, MLIS
4229 Highway 15 North
Laurel, MS 39440

Library Resources

Use the links below to access the online resources that are available to students and visitors.

SBC Online Card Catalog

SBC Library Journal Resources

SBC Student Resources Page

SBC Library Information Literacy Instruction Page

Association of Christian Librarians – Reciprocal Borrowing Program