About the Zell & Shirley Miller Library

Library Gateway
Library Gateway

The Zell and Shirley Miller Library homepage is designed as a single pathway to the library’s diverse electronic and traditional holdings. The library’s web presence continually evolves as helpful web resources are included, new electronic databases added and the catalog listing the holdings of the library is constantly updated.

Computer Services

The Zell and Shirley Miller Library has wireless access throughout for students to use their own computers and devices seamlessly on campus. In addition, the library has 27 PC workstations and four iMacs, with an additional 10 wireless laptops for use in the building. Color and black and white laser printing is also available.


All of the electronic resources available in the main library building are also available everywhere else on campus. Residence halls and computer labs have identical access. Many of the resources may also be accessed by students and faculty from off campus through EZ Proxy and password.


Please check the LibGuides page for hours of operation and any changes that occur throughout the year. During the summer, the building is open while classes are in session only.

Conference Rooms

Several small conference rooms are available in the Zell & Shirley Miller Library.

Priority of Use

• Faculty for classes
• Students for study
• Meetings (faculty, staff, administration)
• Outside groups (at discretion of the Library Director)


Contact Debra March via this form or at (706) 379-5196 or the Zell & Shirley Miller Library main desk at (706) 379-4313.


The Zell and Shirley Miller Library building contains approximately 50,000 print works. The general collection is particularly strong in European history and literature. We also hold collections in Appalachian Studies, Ethics Across the Curriculum and Children’s Literature.

The library resources include more than 1,800 videos and DVDs covering a wide variety of topics. More than 600 music CDs and 1300 music LPs are also available.


The Zell and Shirley Miller Library offers access to many databases which index periodicals, full-text articles and Internet websites. Three primary groups of databases, EbscoHost, Proquest and Lexis-Nexis, are available to the YHC community through the library’s participation in GALILEO (Georgia Library Learning Online). The library independently subscribes to Oxford English Dictionary, Cambridge Companions to Literature, Naxos Music Library, JSTOR, BioOne and Science Direct to meet the needs of our students. The library offers an expanding collection of ebooks which will soon number well over 150,000 titles.


Special collections include artifacts and official records of Young Harris College as well as several specific collections.

Merle Mann Artifact Collection

Containing Native American artifacts which were a gift of Mr. Merle Mann in 1950, a portion of the collection is on display on the second floor of the Rollins Campus Center.

Byron Herbert Reece Collection

Byron Herbert Reece was born in Choestoe, Union County, Georgia, and lived all of his life in this area. He achieved critical acclaim, if limited commercial success, for his poetry and his novels. While writing and farming, Reece was also a student and faculty member at Young Harris College until the time of his death in 1958. The Byron Herbert Reece Collection includes letters, unpublished poetry, regalia and his personal book collection.

Ogletree Lincolniana Collection

In 2003, the Rev. David Ogletree donated his collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia to Young Harris College. This collection has over 1,800 books, pamphlets, pictures, stamps, and other items representing America’s fascination with our nation's 16th president. A portion of the collection is on display in the Special Collections Reading Room.