Collections in Wilson Library
Wilson Library contains general collections in the humanities and social sciences including: American studies, anthropology, area studies, art, business, economics, education, film, geography, history, language, literature, philosophy, political science, religion, sociology and women’s studies. The following specialized subject collections are also housed in Wilson Library:
Ames Library of South Asia
The Ames Library offers resources for social sciences and humanities in English, vernacular and European languages from or about Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
East Asian Library
The East Asia 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 library has an extensive business collection including research guides, specialized databases and historical annual reports. Service is provided at the 1st floor Reference Desk.
Data Services are one part of the University Libraries suite of Researcher Support Services. Here you will find guides to using data sources, updated information on issues related to academic uses of data and links to University Libraries collections with significant data components.
The Government Publications Library is the regional depository for United States government publications. The collection also includes publications issued from the state of Minnesota, the United Nations, the European Union and other intergovernmental organizations. Many statistical resources issued by government agencies are available on the web site and in the collection. Service is provided at the 1st floor Reference Desk.
James Ford Bell Library
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.
John R. Borchert Map Library
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.
Rare Books in Wilson – 472
Some materials from the Special Collections and Rare Books are stored in Wilson. Go to room 472 to request and view items listed in MNCAT as Wilson Rare Books. the staff office and other rare materials can be found 111 Elmer L. Andersen Library.
Robert and Virginia McCollister Collection for Contemporary Literature – First floor lobby
The Robert and Virginia McCollister Collection for Contemporary Literature enhances and contributes to the University of Minnesota Libraries by offering a browsing collection of current popular literature for the use of the University’s faculty, students, and staff. The collection promotes reading for pleasure and personal enrichment and is housed near the main entrance of Wilson Library.
The collection is maintained through a contract with Baker & Taylor’s Book Leasing program, and contains a base of 200 books. The leasing program provides the ability to offer a continually rotating collection of the most noted in-demand literary book titles.