About the Library

Z. Smith Reynolds Library

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library supports instruction and research for students and faculty in the Undergraduate College, the Wake Forest School of Business, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Wake Forest Divinity School.

Library Factsheet

  • Reynolds Library opened: 1956 (120,000 sq. feet on 8 levels)
  • Wilson Wing opened: 1991 (53,000 sq. feet on 4 levels)
  • Electronic journal subscriptions: 50,000+
  • Electronic database subscriptions: 300+
  • Open 138 hours per week, plus two 24/7 study rooms
  • Total volumes: Over 1.2 million
  • Total materials budget: Over $6 million
  • Total operating budget: Over $13 million
  • Faculty and staff: 62 full-time
  • Student employees: 200+/semester
  • Circulation: Over 100,000 items circulated each year

For information about our reporting structures and team organization, see our Org Chart. For a list of library faculty, staff, and teams, see our Staff Directory.

Wake Forest University

Wake Forest is a private university where academic excellence is consistently recognized through rankings in the top tier of the country’s finest liberal arts institutions. Wake Forest offers a rare combination – the academic and technological resources, facilities and Division I athletic programs associated with a large university with the compact campus, small classes and individual attention only a smaller school can provide.

The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “Pro Humanitate.” The University is beautifully located between the western mountains and east coast beaches of North Carolina.