Library Hours: Winter
Dec. 9 – Jan. 7
Monday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED
Dec. 22 – Jan. 1 CLOSED
Hours are subject to change. Check back regularly for updates.
By using the ACU Library, you agree to follow the ACU Library Patron Code of Conduct and the ACU Library Circulation Policy, as well as other ACU policies and rules. For questions on borrowing privileges and responsibilities, please review these documents or contact our library staff.
Library Contact Information
Library Service Desk
Phone: (602) 386-4117 | Toll-free: (800) 247-2697 x1117
Contact the Library Service Desk for answers to basic questions.
Contact the library staff for answers to any questions. We will respond usually within about 24 hours.
Robert Oliverio, M.A.L.I.S.
Office Phone: (602) 489-5300 x1110 | Toll-free: (800) 247-2697 x1110 | Fax: (602) 404-2159
Rob Oliverio loves to help people find information. That’s why he became a librarian. If you ask him a question, he will do whatever he can to meet your need. In the meantime, he works behind the scenes to ensure that you can find books and other resources in the ACU Library’s catalog and on the shelf. He also offers instruction in how to do research and creates Pathfinders and handouts to empower you as an independent researcher. He strives to save you time and to lead you to success in your studies at ACU.
Rob is a Phoenix native who likes philosophy, theology, and church history most among his wide-ranging interests. After getting a solid, Biblically integrated education from Grace Christian High School, he obtained a B.A. in Integrative Studies with a Minor in Religious Studies from Arizona State University. His undergraduate education gave him a broad background in the liberal arts, especially philosophy. In fact, he even pursued graduate study in philosophy at Purdue University for a year before realizing his passion for librarianship. An internship at the Phoenix Seminary Library convinced Rob to seek an M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Arizona; he graduated in December 2014. Rob enjoys serving at Northwest Community Church and spending his free time with his wife Stefani (an ACU alumna) and their two children.
Office Phone: (602) 386-4117 | Toll-free: (800) 247-2697 x1117 | Fax: (602) 404-2159
Having spent more than a decade working in higher education and Christian non-profits, Ben Esh is excited to serve ACU’s students, faculty, and staff. His goal is to make the ACU Library welcoming and easy-to-use to help facilitate success for all its patrons.
Ben is a native Phoenician with two A.A.S. degrees from Paradise Valley Community College. He is currently working toward his B.S. in Business Administration through ACU’s Evening program. His interests include cars, Disneyland, spending time in the woods, and playing the drums. Ben serves with his wife, Cassi, in the young adults ministry at Northwest Community Church; and he hopes to make an impact in college students’ lives both there and here at ACU.
The ACU Library is named after Dr. Richard S. Beal. Dr. Beal was one of the founders of ACU and was a well-known leader in the Conservative Baptist movement. He pastored First Baptist Church of Tucson from 1918-1969. While he served as pastor, the church grew in membership from 200 to over 3,000. Dr. Beal wrote and published several books during his lifetime, including ten volumes of sermons titled Rivers in the Desert. Dr. Beal passed away in 1989 at 102 years of age. In 2004, R. Beal Jr., Dr. Beal’s son, published a book about the life and ministry of his father titled A Modern Barnabas: The Ministry of R.S. Beal of Tucson. Dr. Beal Jr. donated his impressive Entomology collection to ACU’s science department.