Student studying in the library
Students studying in the library
University Library's Core Collection
Student in Information Commons
Mudd Library for technology and science
Library staff helping a student
Recent acquisitions area at University Library
The library's holdings include extensive backfiles of newspapers and periodicals, scientific documents, medieval manuscripts and the full text of every book, pamphlet or broadside published in the United States between 1639 and 1829. It is home to special collections, such as the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, containing rare recordings and source materials on Africana from pre-colonial times to present.
Supplementing the main library are the Boas Mathematics Library and the Seeley G. Mudd Library for Science and Engineering. The Charles L. Deering Library is home to the Music Library, art collections and map collections, University Archives and the Charles L. Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections. About 30 minutes away are the Chicago campus libraries of the Feinberg School of Medicine, the School of Law and the School of Professional Studies.
All library resources are available to undergraduates.
volumes in the combined University collection
- Printed books
- Print journals
- Electronic journals
- Audio files
- Film and video
- Graphic images
- Maps and charts