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Faculty Guide to the Library

This guide will describe resources and services available from the library to support faculty in their research and teaching.

About Thomas Library

Thomas Library Exterior

Thomas Library has over 300,000 print volumes and more than 460,000 unique ebook titles in its collection as well as over 84,000 print and electronic periodicals. We provide access to over 200 subject databases and numerous electronic resources.

The original Thomas Library was dedicated in 1954 and occupied the space beside and under Weaver Chapel.  The addition was dedicated in 1982.

Mission Statement -- The mission of Thomas Library is to provide resources and services that meet the information needs of the Wittenberg University community. The Library will make available information resources that support and enhance academic inquiry at Wittenberg and will share these resources with the broader scholarly community as appropriate. The Library will help learners master the use of information resources in order to facilitate education at Wittenberg and to enable and encourage lifelong learning.

Library Staff


Amanda McLellan, EdD
Director of Thomas Library


Matt Lawson, Head of Circulation

Matt Lawson
Head of Circulation

Karen Balliet
Circulation Administrative Assistant and OhioLINK


Katie Maxfield
Digital Initiatives Librarian and Assistant Professor

Liaison to: English, History (Modern), Honors, Music, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre, World Languages and Cultures

Alisa Mizikar, Reference Librarian

Alisa Mizikar
Reference Librarian and Associate Professor

Liaison to:Art, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Health & Sport Studies, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics

Kristen Peters

Kristen Peters
Reference Librarian and Associate Professor

Liaison to: Business, Communication & Digital Media, Economics, Education, International Studies, Political Science

Technical Services

Suzanne Smailes
Head of Technical Services and Associate Professor

Liaison to: East Asian Studies, History (Ancient/Medieval), Philosophy, Religion, Women's Studies


Lori Judy
Library Paraprofessional, Cataloging/Inter-library Loan/Serials




Rachel Littleton
Library Paraprofessional, Circulation and Acquistions



General Library Contact Information


Library Administration


Circulation Desk


Research Help Desk


Library Hours