HathiTrust is an international community of research libraries committed to the long-term curation and availability of the cultural record. Through their common efforts and deep commitment to the public good, the libraries support the teaching and learning activities of the faculty, students or researchers at their home institutions, and the scholarly needs of the broader public as well.
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Committee on Institutional CooperationAbout the Committee on Institutional Cooperation
Headquartered in the Midwest, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) is a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. For half a century, these 13 world-class research institutions have advanced their academic missions, generated unique opportunities for students and faculty, and served the common good by sharing expertise, leveraging campus resources, and collaborating on innovative programs. Governed and funded by the Provosts of the member universities, CIC mandates are coordinated by a staff from its Champaign, Illinois headquarters. Learn more at www.cic.net.
University of CaliforniaAbout the University of California Libraries
The University of California libraries comprise world-class collections and innovative services. The University of California has built 10 campus libraries of distinction, comprising world-class collections that give a competitive edge to UC research and instruction.
More than 100 libraries on the UC campuses support the University's teaching and research. Collectively, the UC libraries make up the largest research/academic library in the world, with over 35 million volumes in their holdings and significant digital collections. At UC, faculty, students, and staff have access to nearly all of the resources that combine to comprise the libraries' collective holdings; that is, to the largest university research library in the world.
Visit http://libraries.universityofcalifornia.edu/ for more information.
Arizona State UniversityAbout Arizona State University Libraries
The Arizona State University Libraries, on four campuses, support the instruction and research of ASU students and faculty in physical and virtual spaces through high quality collections, engaged services, and state of the art systems and partnerships.http://lib.asu.edu/
Baylor UniversityAbout Baylor University Libraries
The Baylor University Libraries connect people with ideas in support of teaching, learning, scholarship and academic distinction. Our central libraries (Moody Memorial & Jesse H. Jones) and special collections libraries (Armstrong Browning Library, The Texas Collection and W. R. Poage Legislative Library) are home to nearly 2.5 million volumes, over 60,000 serials, and over 500,000 e-books, e-journals, digital collections and other online research resources. The Baylor University Libraries provide access to a wealth of academic resources, online and in person reference assistance, and technology-rich, flexible, comfortable 24-hour learning environments. Visit the Baylor University Libraries at http://www.baylor.edu/lib/.
Boston CollegeAbout Boston College Libraries
The Boston College Libraries house more than 2.6 million print volumes and provide users with access to a rapidly growing collection of electronic journals and books. The BC Libraries have renowned special collections, with particular strengths in the areas of Irish studies, British Catholic Authors, Jesuitana, Catholic liturgy and life in America (1925-1975), Boston history; Caribbeana, and Balkan studies.
California Digital LibraryAbout California Digital Library
Established in 1997, the California Digital Library (CDL) is a leading innovator in the digital libraries field, a trusted repository for digital assets, and a collaborator with partners throughout the UC system and beyond. The CDL supports the University of California libraries in their mission of providing access to the world's knowledge for the UC campuses and the communities they serve through the development and management of digital collections, innovation in scholarly publishing, and the long-term preservation of digital information. The University of California library system, which includes more than 100 libraries on the 10 University of California campuses, is collectively the largest research/academic library in the world. For more information about CDL: www.cdlib.org.
Carnegie Mellon UniversityAbout Carnegie Mellon University Libraries
The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries support teaching and learning, creative inquiry, research and publication at Carnegie Mellon through a niche focused collection; an extensive array of online resources; digital archives and collections; and an institutional repository. http://search.library.cmu.edu.
Columbia UniversityAbout Columbia University Libraries
Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 10 million volumes, over 100,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, graphic and audio-visual materials. The services and collections are organized into 22 libraries and various academic technology centers. The Libraries employs more than 550 professional and support staff. The website of the Libraries at www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb is the gateway to its services and resources.
Cornell UniversityAbout Cornell University Libraries
Cornell University is an Ivy League institution and New York's land-grant university. Among the top ten academic research libraries in the country, Cornell University Library reflects the university's distinctive mix of eminent scholarship and democratic ideals. The Library offers cutting-edge programs and facilities, a full spectrum of services, extensive collections that represent the depth and breadth of the university, and a deep network of digital resources. Its impact reaches beyond campus boundaries with initiatives that extend the land grant mission to a global focus. To learn more, visit http://library.cornell.edu.
Dartmouth CollegeAbout Dartmouth College Library
The Dartmouth College Library is one of the oldest research libraries in the United States. A system of ten libraries with an exceptional staff of 166, the Library has 2.88 million books, 20,000 linear feet of manuscripts, 175,000 maps, 2.6 million microfilms, 39,000 digital journals, 320,000 electronic books, and over 1,000 electronic databases. Its holdings range from twentieth-century B.C. cuneiform tablets to the most advanced biomedical electronic databases. The library also hosts many permanent and rotating exhibits that are open to the public. More information can be found at the Dartmouth College Library's web site: http://library.dartmouth.edu.
Duke UniversityAbout Duke University Libraries
The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The William R. Perkins Library and its seven branches, together with the University Archives and the separately administered libraries serving the schools of Business, Divinity, Law, and Medicine, comprise one of the nation's top ten private university library systems. http://library.duke.edu/
Emory UniversityAbout Emory University Libraries
The nine Emory Libraries house more than 3.1 million volumes, at least 55,000 of which are electronic. From the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library -- which holds special collections strong in modern literature, African American history and culture and the history of Georgia and the South -- to the Woodruff Health Sciences Library, whose librarians are called upon by medical students and hospital professional alike -- each library make the system as a whole the intellectual commons of the campus.
Florida State University
Harvard University LibraryAbout Harvard University Library
As a leading research library, the Harvard University Library provides scholars and students access to the world of knowledge and expertise to support its use in research, teaching, and learning. With over 16 million books, plus journals, e-resources, primary source material, images, audio, video, and more, Harvard's renowned library holdings range from traditional print collections to rapidly expanding inventories of digital resources. http://hul.harvard.edu/
Iowa State UniversityAbout Indiana University Libraries
The Iowa State University Library includes the Parks Library, which houses the main collections and library services, the Veterinary Medical Library, and subject-based reading rooms in Design and Mathematics. The Library provides an extensive array of print, electronic, and non-print information resources and services to support the university's mission to create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place.
The e-Library (http://www.lib.iastate.edu) includes the Library's catalog, and access to a substantial number of indexing and abstracting databases, full-text publications, and other selected research tools.
The Library's comprehensive collections support research and study through the master's level in most fields and at the doctoral level in eighty-four Ph.D. specializations. As a charter member (1932) of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Library’s resources are part of a national collection supporting comprehensive research in many disciplines, particularly in science and technology. Also widely recognized are collections in entomology, botany, economics, agriculture, engineering, and veterinary medicine. The Library collects materials in many formats with an emphasis on electronic resources where appropriate. The collection of journals and other serials is noteworthy for its strength in scientific publications, and large numbers of complete journal back files in these subject areas, some dating to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, permit unusually comprehensive retrospective study. The Library's extensive collections of scholarly materials include a separate Department of Special Collections (rare books, manuscripts, and archives).
Johns Hopkins UniversityAbout Johns Hopkins University Library
The Johns Hopkins University Libraries include specialized collections in medicine, international affairs, music, and earth and space science across the university’s several campuses. The Milton S. Eisenhower Library, one of the Sheridan Libraries, is the principal research library for the university.
Lafayette CollegeAbout Lafayette College Library
Lafayette College is a highly selective, private college of 2200 undergraduates, offering degree programs in the liberal arts and in engineering. The Lafayette Libraries provide a high level of personalized service to students and faculty while offering resources typically found at larger institutions. The Libraries' collections include print holdings of over 500,000 volumes; an extensive array of electronic databases; rare books and manuscripts with strong holdings on the Marquis de Lafayette, Stephen Crane, and angling; and a growing digital repository of faculty scholarship. To learn more, visit http://library.lafayette.edu.
Library of CongressAbout Library of Congress
The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution, is the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled integrated resources to Congress and the American people. Founded in 1800, the Library seeks to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, which bring to bear the world’s knowledge in almost all of the world’s languages and America’s private sector intellectual and cultural creativity in almost all formats. The Library seeks to spark the public’s imagination and celebrate human achievement through its programs and exhibits. In doing so, the Library helps foster the informed and involved citizenry upon which American democracy depends. Today, the Library serves the public, scholars, Members of Congress and their staff—all of whom seek information, understanding and inspiration. Many of the Library’s rich resources and treasures may also be accessed through the Library’s award-winning Web site www.loc.gov.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
McGill UniversityAbout McGill University Library
The Library provides the comprehensive information infrastructure necessary to sustain leading-edge teaching, learning and research activity at McGill University. It holds more than 6 million items in its various collections, which are located in 12 branches across McGill’s downtown and Macdonald campuses. Receiving over 5 million visits annually, and millions more visits online, it is an invaluable support system for all McGill students, with rich collections, comprehensive information resources, innovative services and attractive, comfortable facilities. For more information, visit: www.mcgill.ca/library
Michigan State UniversityAbout Michigan State University Libraries
An early member of the ARL, the Michigan State University Libraries has consistently ranked in the top group of the Association of Research Libraries as measured by volumes, expenditures, and other reported statistics. Michigan State University Libraries rank in the top third on the ARL index for United States academic libraries. Michigan State University Libraries has an ever-growing collection of more than five million volumes. The collection is supplemented by over 6 million microforms, 234,226 maps, and 69,223 sound recordings. MSU provides access to some 106,000 serials and journals, including over 40,000 through traditional subscriptions and many more through aggregated online sources.
New York University
New York Public LibraryAbout New York Public Library
The New York Public Library was created in 1895 with the consolidation of the private libraries of John Jacob Astor and James Lenox with the Samuel Jones Tilden Trust. The Library provides free and open access to its physical and electronic collections and information, as well as to its services. Research and circulating collections combined total more than 50 million items. In addition, each year the Library presents thousands of exhibitions and public programs, which include classes in technology, literacy, and English for speakers of other languages. All in all The New York Public Library serves more than 17 million patrons who come through its doors annually and millions more around the globe who use its resources at www.nypl.org.
North Carolina Central UniversityAbout North Carolina Central University Libraries
The mission of the libraries at North Carolina Central University is to provide resources and services, which support the University’s educational, research, cultural and public service objectives.
Library resources at North Carolina Central University are located in The James E. Shepard Memorial Library, The Music Library, The Library School of Library and Information Sciences, The Library of the School of Law, and The New School of Education. http://www.nccu.edu/academics/library/index.cfm
North Carolina State UniversityAbout North Carolina State University
The NCSU Libraries is the gateway to knowledge for the North Carolina State University community and partners. The Libraries' collections reflect the historic strengths of the University as well as its vision for the future. With extensive research holdings in the areas of engineering, science, technology, and agriculture, the NCSU Libraries is recognized as a national leader. http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/
Northwestern UniversityAbout the Northwestern University Library
The Northwestern University Library (NUL) comprises the Main and Deering libraries, the Seeley G. Mudd Science and Engineering Library and the Math Library located on the Evanston campus; and the Schaffner Library on the downtown Chicago campus. NUL 's branch library in Doha, Qatar opened in 2008. The Pritzker Legal Research Center and the Galter Health Sciences Libraries are on the Chicago campus and, though administered separately, cooperate closely on collections, technology, space and staff development. Northwestern's libraries collectively hold more than 4.8 million volumes, 77,000 serial subscriptions, 4.5 million microfilms, 200,000 maps and 18,000 linear feet of manuscripts and archives. Northwestern has three collections of international distinction and broad comprehensiveness: the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, the Transportation Library, and the Music Library. The Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections houses rare books, periodicals, posters, manuscripts and photographs, from cuneiform tablets to 21st century materials. University Archives documents Northwestern’s history and that of its faculty and alumni, with many items of national significance.
The Ohio State UniversityAbout The Ohio State University Library
The Ohio State University Libraries include the recently renovated William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library, the Prior Health Sciences Library, the Moritz Law Library and a dozen subject libraries on central campus. The system also includes University Archives, the Book Depository and six libraries on the university's regional campuses. The Libraries' print collection includes more than 6.4 million volumes. The system's special collections include the archives of Admiral Richard Byrd, cartoons, American fiction, medieval Slavic manuscripts, historic costumes, Ohio congressional archives, rare books and manuscripts, and theater realia.
The Libraries oversee the Knowledge Bank, the university's institutional digital repository. The OSU Libraries are a member of OhioLINK, the Ohio Library and Information Network. OhioLINK, is a consortium of 88 Ohio college and university libraries, and the State Library of Ohio, that work together to provide Ohio students, faculty and researchers with the information they need for teaching and research. OhioLINK’s membership includes 16 public/research universities, 23 community/technical colleges, 49 private colleges and the State Library of Ohio.
The Pennsylvania State UniversityAbout Penn State University Libraries
The Penn State University Libraries currently rank 8th in North America among private and public research universities, based on Association for Research Libraries data. The Libraries include 36 libraries at 24 Penn State locations throughout the state, including the Dickinson School of Law and the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The collections contain more than 5.3 million volumes, 7 million microforms, 88,000 serials, plus 540 databases and 125,000 e-books. Areas of collecting strength include: Agriculture, Archaeology, Behavioral Sciences, Classics, Engineering, Life Sciences, Maps, Meteorology, Pennsylvania German, Behavioral Sciences, Classics, Engineering, Life Sciences, Maps, Meteorology, and Pennsylvania German History and Culture.
Penn State holds membership in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Research Libraries Group, the Committee for Institutional Cooperation (CIC), and SPARC. It participates in and supports several digital preservation programs, including Portico, CLOCKSS, LOCKSS, and MetaArchive. Penn State’s Libraries constitute the largest research library in Pennsylvania and are one of four state resource libraries that provide services and collections to all other libraries and citizens of the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Center for the Book is sponsored by the Libraries. For more information, please visit www.libraries.psu.edu.
Princeton UniversityAbout Princeton University Library
The Princeton University Library, one of the world's most respected research institutions, serves a diverse community of 6,600 students and 1,100 faculty members with more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, and 2 million non-print items. The holdings in its central facility and 10 specialized libraries range from ancient papyri and incunabula to the most advanced electronic databases and digital collections. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support personnel, complemented by a large student and hourly workforce. More information can be found at the Library's web site: http://library.princeton.edu.View the partnership announcement
Purdue UniversityAbout Purdue University Libraries
The Purdue University Libraries system includes the divisions of Archives and Special Collections (ASC); Health and Life Sciences (HLS); Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, and Business (HSSEB); and Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PSET). In addition, other areas within the Libraries include Collections Management, Circulation and Repositories, Resource Sharing, Resource Services, Instruction and Digital Program Services, and the Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2). The Purdue University Press and the University Copyright Office report to the dean of libraries and the work of these units is integrated with and into the operations of the Libraries.
The strength of the Purdue Libraries reflects the core strengths of the University – agriculture, engineering and science and the professional schools of business, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. The print holdings reflect the long history of collecting, both broadly and in depth, that support the core disciplinary areas. This focus continues in archives and special collections where the Flight Archives documents Purdue’s role from early flight to space exploration including the papers of Amelia Earhart to Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan. The Goss Collection of Engineering and Transportation has outstanding materials that represent the history of engineering and transportation from the 16th century through the 20th. The Psychoactive Drug Research Collection supports pharmacological research in brain receptor absorption of medication to control Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. http://www.lib.purdue.edu
Stanford UniversityAbout Stanford University Library
The Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources (SULAIR) supports teaching, learning and research in disciplines pursued by the University, conducts operations and programs ranging widely across the information domain, and engages in global efforts to advance library services. Stanford libraries have amassed collections of books, journals, scores and printed reference works numbering more than 8.5 million physical volumes. The libraries hold 1.5 million e-books, nearly 1.5 million audiovisual materials, more than 75,000 serials, thousands of other digital resources and nearly 6 million microform holdings. Its various subsidiary units and projects actively participate in:
- Scholarly e-publishing: HighWire Press
- Academic publishing: the Stanford University Press
- Digital archiving: the Stanford Digital Repository, LOCKSS /CLOCKSS, National Geospatial Digital Archive
- Digitization initiatives: book, map, and image scanning labs, media preservation lab, Parker on the Web, Google Book Search partnership
- Open Source development: Sakai, LOCKSS, Fedora, JHOVE2, AIMS
- Academic technology support: dedicated support for faculty and students using technology in research and teaching provided within departments, student residences, and within libraries across campus
Syracuse UniversityAbout Syracuse University Library
Syracuse University Library is an active partner in the teaching, learning, and research mission of Syracuse University, offering a growing array of resources and personalized services in support of all SU onsite and online academic programs. The Library’s diverse collections include more than 3.9 million print volumes, over 60,000 online and print journals, and an extensive collection of images, maps, microforms, music scores, sound recordings, videos, rare books, and manuscripts. SU libraries include Bird Library, which houses a Learning Commons and the Special Collections Research Center, the Carnegie (Science, Technology, Library/ Information Science, and Mathematics) and Geology libraries, the Architecture Reading Room, the Belfer Audio Archive, and a nearby high-density storage facility.
Texas A&M UniversityAbout Texas A&M University Libraries
Texas A&M University is Texas' first public institution of higher learning, and is one of a select few universities with land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant designations. Texas A&M University Libraries is a member of Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and is the University’s principal research and information center, providing 4.1 million volumes, 5.7 million microforms, 91,580 print and electronic serial titles, 557,777 electronic books and more than 600 databases. To learn more, visit Texas A&M University Libraries.
Tufts UniversityAbout Tufts University Libraries
The Tufts University libraries support teaching and learning, research, and knowledge creation through services to students, faculty, and staff across several campuses. The libraries serve the Schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine, the Sackler School of Graduate and Biomedical Sciences, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. The libraries house more than 1.2 million print volumes, over 40,000 audio-visual materials, and provide access to a large and growing collection of electronic journals and books.
Universidad Complutense de MadridAbout Biblioteca de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Biblioteca de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid was founded by Cardenal Cisneros in 1499. It is the second largest library in Spain, after the National Library of Spain. It has over 30 specialized libraries serving their respective colleges, including a library of old and rare books. The Complutense University Library holds 3 million volumes and provides online access to an important number of electronic resources. The Library holds printed bibliographic treasures from fifteenth to eighteenth century. It contains an important number of manuscripts, incunabula and rare books. The Complutense Library employs more than 400 professional and support staff.
University of ArizonaAbout University of Arizona
Located in Tucson, the University of Arizona is the state’s land-grant university. The university was founded in 1885—nearly three decades before Arizona became a state. Today, the UA Libraries serve a campus of more than 38,000 students and 1,500 faculty. The University Libraries are composed of 3 libraries (Main, Science-Engineering, and Fine Arts) as well as Special Collections and the Center for Creative Photography. A law library and health sciences library operate separately. The University Libraries’ holdings include more than 5.8 million books (18% electronic), nearly 70,000 serials (94% electronic), and more than 195,000 digital items in campus repository collections. The Libraries strive to provide 24/7 access to information in a customer-centered environment where traditional and emerging information services converge. www.library.arizona.edu
University of California Berkeley
University of California DavisAbout University of California Davis Library
The University Library of the University of California, Davis, is a major educational and scholarly resource, operating as an integral part of the University while recognizing obligations to a wider public, particularly the people of California. The mission of the library is to collect, preserve, and provide access to books, journals, manuscripts, documents, and other records of knowledge held in an ever expanding range of print and digital media in support of University research, instruction, patient care, and community outreach. The Library encompasses four buildings: Shields Library, Physical Sciences & Engineering Library, Carlson Health Sciences Library, and Blaisdell Medical Library. Shields Library contains the Biological & Agricultural Sciences & Maps, Humanities, Social Sciences & Government Information Services. It also houses Special Collections & University Archives.
UC Davis faculty, staff, and students have access to the UC Davis libraries collections, to materials housed in all UC libraries, and to licensed electronic content for all UCs. Librarian subject specialists work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to ensure that the collections, services, and facilities meet and anticipate their current and emerging needs through creative uses of technology and via partnerships with campus and UC units as well as outside UC partnerships.
University of California Irvine
University of California Los Angeles
University of California Merced
University of California Riverside
University of California San DiegoAbout the University of San Diego Libraries
The UC San Diego Libraries are ranked among the nation’s top 20 public academic research libraries, and are the youngest library system to be invited to join the prestigious Association of Research Libraries. The Libraries play an integral role in advancing and supporting UC San Diego’s groundbreaking research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions. The nine libraries that make up the UCSD library system range from the cutting-edge Arts Library— a leader and early adopter in the digitization of multimedia art materials —to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library, the world’s largest oceanography library. The Mandeville Special Collections Library holds numerous rare and distinctive materials, including the Southworth Spanish Civil Collection—the largest repository of its kind—the Dr. Seuss Collection, the AIWF Culinary Collection, and the Archive for New Poetry. The Biomedical Library, the largest library of its kind south of Los Angeles, provides the advanced knowledge resources that have helped to fuel San Diego’s emergence as one of the nation’s largest biotech hubs.
The UC San Diego Libraries are widely recognized as innovative leaders in the development, management, and delivery of digital resources and services to support UC San Diego’s world-class research and instruction, providing access to more than 7 million digital and print volumes, journals, and multimedia materials. In addition to their involvement in HathiTrust—UCSD’s University Librarian Brian E. C. Schottlaender serves on the HathiTrust executive management committee—the Libraries were the first academic library in Southern California to partner with Google in its global Google Book Search Project. The UCSD Libraries are playing a leadership role in digital preservation issues, and are partners in two major Library of Congress efforts: Chronopolis, a large-scale digital preservation project aimed at collecting and preserving at-risk digital information, and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, a partnership to develop a national approach to digital preservation. http://libraries.ucsd.edu
University of California San Francisco
University of California Santa Barbara
University of California Santa Cruz
The University of Chicago
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Florida
About the University of Florida Libraries
The libraries of the University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida and include nine libraries; eight are in the system known as the George A. Smathers Libraries of the University of Florida. Together, the libraries hold over 5,600,000 print volumes, 7,900,000 microfilms, 453,000 e-books, 158,695 full-text electronic journals, 1,162 electronic databases, 1,300,000 documents and 766,000 maps and images. A number of nationally significant research collections have been built, including the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, the Price Library of Judaica, the Latin American Collection, the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, Government Documents and the Map and Imagery Library. To learn more about the University of Florida Libraries, please visit www.uflib.ufl.edu.
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignAbout University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the proud home of one of the largest and richest public research library collections in North America. It holds over twelve million volumes and 24 million items, the vast majority of which are paper and book-based, include Medieval manuscripts, large collections of incunabula and early printed books, literary manuscripts, maps and atlases, prints, and all sizes and types of printed books and other paper objects. More than one million items are circulated annually, and many more are used on site and virtually from anywhere in the world. Among the Library's most notable collections are its holdings in Slavic and Eastern European history, literature, and science; music, especially Renaissance music; 17th- and 18th-century American and British literature; American, British and Irish history, including a distinguished collection of Lincolniana; French, German, and Italian literature, including world-famous Proust, Rilke, Dante, and Tasso collections; Latin American history and literature; historic and modern maps; linguistics; entomology, ornithology, botany, chemistry and mathematics; and serials across all disciplines. The Library is also world-famous for its outstanding collection of emblem books and incunabula; and collections, including personal papers, of John Milton, Marcel Proust, H.G. Wells, Carl Sandburg, and Avery Brundage of the international Olympic movement.
University of Illinois at ChicagoAbout University of Illinois at Chicago Library
The University of Illinois at Chicago has three library locations on the Chicago campus as well as three medical libraries on the Peoria, Rockford, and Urbana campuses. The Library has more than 2.4 million volumes and subscribes to more than 44,614 serial titles (33,789 in electronic format). The Richard J. Daley Library covers the arts, humanities, social sciences, and engineering. The Special Collections Department (including the University Archives) has 25,000 linear feet of manuscripts collections and 40,000 cataloged rare book volumes. Special Collections has a wide range of archival materials and photograph collections concentrated on the history of Chicago, The Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago (LHS) serves as the Regional Medical Library for ten Midwestern states under a National Library of Medicine contract.
Librarians support instruction through partnerships with teaching faculty, support research through consultations, and support scholarly communications through an open access program and maintenance of the university's institutional repository. UIC is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), ARL, OCLC, SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico.
The University of IowaAbout The University of Iowa Libraries
The University of Iowa Libraries consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and a number of branch libraries. The Libraries has more than 5 million volumes including thousands of electronic resources, which makes it the largest library in Iowa and among the top academic research libraries in the country. The Libraries also maintains open access digital resources including the Iowa Digital Library, featuring more the 440,000 digitized texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa Research Online, our institutional repository. Our Special Collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the 15th century to newly created artists' books.
Librarian liaisons promote the development of critical thinking and research skills, and support teaching, learning, research, and clinical services through one-on-one research consultations, course-related instruction and Instant Messaging and e-mail reference. Liaisons also provide outreach and education on issues related to scholarly communication. Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally developed, hosted services, and vended applications primarily from Ex Libris, OCLC and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), ARL, OCLC, SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico.
University of KansasAbout University of Kansas Libraries
One of the top 50 libraries in the Association of Research Libraries by volumes held, and the largest library in Kansas, KU Libraries has more than 4.2 million print volumes in its eight campus locations. The Libraries welcomes more than 1.6 million visits annually, and its users check out nearly 300,000 items and access more than 3.3 million articles online each year.
University of MarylandAbout University of Maryland Library
The University of Maryland Libraries is the largest university library system in the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore area. The eight-library system supports the teaching, learning and research needs of University of Maryland students and faculty.
University of MichiganAbout University of Michigan Library
The University of Michigan Library in Ann Arbor is one of the largest university library systems in the United States. Serving the campus from many locations, MLibrary holds more than 8.5 million volumes, serves more than 3 million patrons per year, and partners with faculty and students in the research and teaching process from a project’s beginnings to final publication. MLibrary is a pioneer in digitization efforts, and its groundbreaking partnership with Google to digitize its collection is revolutionizing how scholars and students work. Furthermore, the University Library is an educational organization in its own right, offering a wide range of courses, resources, support, and instruction for students, faculty, researchers, and the public. To learn more about the Library’s rich collections, services, and expertise, please visit www.lib.umich.edu.
University of MinnesotaAbout University of Minnesota Library
The award-winning University of Minnesota Libraries are among the University’s and the state’s greatest intellectual assets. From 14 library locations on three Twin Cities campuses, expert librarians serve faculty, students, and researchers from across campus and around the world. Our users are driven to discover, and they discover it here: from the nearly 7 million volumes held in our general collections to the treasures of our archives and special collections, from tools that enhance productivity to programs and services that improve their teaching and expand the reach of their research. Learn more at www.lib.umn.edu.
University of MissouriAbout University of Missouri Library
The MU Libraries serve a student body of 33,000 plus a faculty of 1,800, and have a collection of 3.1 million print volumes, 53,400 journal titles (in print or online), and over 7.5 million microforms. With an annual budget of $16.8 million, the Libraries support the instruction, research, service, and economic development missions of the University of Missouri. By acquiring scholarly resources, developing innovative services and applying new information technologies, the MU Libraries fulfill their primary purpose: to serve our users. Visit the MU Libraries online at http://mulibraries.missouri.edu.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillAbout University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries
UNC's libraries combine a long and distinguished history with a vibrant mission of service to the University and the state. Our library system is consistently ranked among the top twenty in the country, and is one of the leading research libraries in the South. http://www.lib.unc.edu/
University of Notre DameAbout Notre Dame's Hesburgh Libraries Library
Hesburgh Libraries possesses more than 3.3 million volumes and an ever-growing array of electronic periodical indexes and full-text documents. It has renowned special collections in areas such as Dante studies, Latin American, Spanish and Spanish Colonial culture, Irish Studies, sports, and Catholic Americana which continue to attract scholars from around the world. http://www.library.nd.edu/
University of PennsylvaniaAbout University of Pennsylvania Library
A leader in the development of digital library services and collections, the Penn Libraries are aggressively experimenting with and adopting new technology in research and teaching, including courseware. As a founding partner of the Kuali OLE Project, Penn is at the forefront of developing a next-generation community source technology environment to support academic library operations. “Sustaining membership in Hathi complements the Penn Libraries’ active support of national cooperative efforts for shared collection building, access and preservation,” says Martha Brogan, Director of Collection Development and Management, “including initiatives represented by the Center for Research Libraries, JSTOR, Portico, CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS."
University of PittsburghAbout The University of Pittsburgh System
The University of Pittsburgh Library System is the 23rd largest academic library system within the United States. Under the administration of the Hillman University Librarian and Director, the University Library System (ULS) includes the following libraries and collections: Hillman (main), African American, Allegheny Observatory, Archives Service Center, Buhl (social work), Center for American Music, Chemistry, Special Collections, East Asian, Engineering (Bevier Library), Frick Fine Arts, Government Documents, Information Sciences, Katz Graduate School of Business, Langley (biological sciences, behavioral neuroscience), Music, Public and International Affairs/Economics, and Special Collections. Libraries are also located at each of the University’s four regional campuses.
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University of Wisconsin-MadisonAbout University of Wisconsin-Madison Library
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has the 11th largest research library collection in North America, according to a survey by the Association of Research Libraries. Memorial Library, the largest library in Wisconsin, and more than 40 General Library System, professional and special-purpose libraries serve the campus. Every year, approximately 5 million people visit the UW-Madison campus libraries, and online visits to library Web sites exceed 44 million. In 2007, the campus library collections included more than 8 million volumes representing human inquiry through all of history. In addition, there are more than 55,000 serial titles, 6.2 million microfilm items, and hundreds of thousands of government documents, maps, musical scores, audiovisual materials and other items housed in libraries across campus. Nearly 1 million volumes are circulated to library users every year.
The UW libraries also emphasize service. Library staff take an active interest in teaching people how to use information resources. More than 29,000 students, staff and faculty attend library workshops and instructional programs each year. These instructional sessions include tours and hands-on classes about how to use the computer catalog and how to find specialized information. In one year, MadCat, the online library catalog, is accessed more than 123 million times.
Utah State UniversityAbout Utah State University Library
Utah State University is Utah’s land-grant university and the USU Libraries serve six campuses and multiple centers across Utah, with three separate facilities in Logan, Price, and Blanding. The flagship Merrill-Cazier Library in Logan opened in 2005 and features a variety of inviting and comfortable spaces for study and teaching. The Libraries’ collections include extensive research collections in all formats, and one of the largest collections of federal/state documents and maps in the intermountain region. The Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives is home to noteworthy collections of primary source materials in all formats, with an emphasis on the art, literature, and history of the Intermountain West. A renowned collection of Jack London materials, literary and artistic works about the Beat movement in America, and the acclaimed Fife Folklore Archives are preserved there. Many of these collections have been digitized, and the USU Digital Library offers thirty collections of materials related to the Bear River Watershed, Utah, and the Intermountain West. The USU Press, a division of the Libraries, is experimenting with an Open Access model for scholarly monographs.
Virginia TechAbout Virginia Tech Libraries
The Virginia Tech University Libraries were established in 1872 with 500 volumes. Today, the libraries' holdings include more than 2 million volumes, and they provide access to a large collection of electronic databases and full-content journals, and is located in the Carol M. Newman Main Library, Art and Architecture, Veterinary Medicine, and the Northern Virginia Resource Service Center. The University Libraries is also a selective depository for federal documents and a member of the prestigious Association of Research Libraries. The University Libraries provide and promote access to information resources for the achievement of Virginia Tech's objectives in teaching, learning, research, creativity, and community service.
Wake Forest UniversityAbout Z. Smith Reynolds Library
The Z. Smith Reynolds Library, with a collection of over 1.7 million volumes, materials expenditures of almost $4 million, and an operating budget of over $7 million, serves over 4,300 undergraduates and 2,200 graduate and professional students within the Wake Forest Schools of Business and Accountancy, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Wake Forest Divinity School. It was the winner of the 2011 ACRL Excellence in Academic Library award. For additional information: http://zsr.wfu.edu
Washington UniversityAbout Washington University Libraries
The Washington University Libraries’ 12 libraries (10 on the main Danforth Campus, one at the Medical School, and one at West Campus) house 4.5 million books and periodical volumes. Among the University Libraries’ many strengths is a collection of contemporary German literature unparalleled anywhere outside Germany; extensive holdings in vernacular Chinese literature and history; and exceptional special collections in modern literary manuscripts, rare books, documentary film, and 20th-century illustration. The Libraries have rapidly grown their digital efforts in recent years.
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