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Main collections

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  • General collectionsFind books, articles, journals, streaming video, maps, music, and more. Use guides to help start your research or assignment. Your U Card is your library card to check out books and other material.
  • Subject libraries and collectionsVisit our subject libraries such as the East Asian Library, Map Library, Music Library, Natural Resources Library and more.

Special collections

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  • Archives and Special CollectionsVisit our archives to access rare and unique historical materials and primary sources. Collections include the Sherlock Holmes Collections, the Performing Arts Archives, the Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies, and more.
  • Digital collectionsExplore digitized material from our archives, collections, exhibits, and projects. This includes primary sources such as photos, letters, audio recordings, videos, and more.

Reading for fun

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  • Popular reading collectionsCollections of popular reading are available in Walter Library, Wilson Library, Magrath Library. Get ebooks and audiobooks using the Libby app. 
  • Popular newspapers onlineConsult our guide to find newspapers, magazines, broadcasts, and other news sources available from the Libraries.

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The Libraries welcomes learners and scholars from all cultures and backgrounds.

Our approach to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility

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