The library has wireless access throughout the building, plenty of room to study, and a coffee shop on the basement level.
The Ames Library of South Asia houses material from or about the Indian Subcontinent (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka). The collection spans the arts, humanities and social sciences. Materials are principally in English, with literature and poetry in several of the region’s languages.
The East Asian Library houses over 150,000 books, journals, films, and newspapers in Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages and serves scholars and students on campus as well as at other colleges and universities in the state and region.
The Bell Library houses non-circulating rare books, maps, and manuscripts that document trade and cross-cultural interaction throughout the world prior to ca. 1800. The collection is widely used by scholars, students, and the general public; classes and groups are welcome by appointment.
The Borchert Map Library has cartographic materials: maps, atlases, and aerial photographs. The Automated Cartographic Information Center (ACIC), housed in the Map Library, offers access to digital spatial data to create and print maps.