Individual Libraries & Collections
The Art Library, located on the second floor of Olin Library, houses a 50,000 plus volume collection supporting the subject areas of art and architectural history, photography, and studio arts. Books on the graphic arts and printmaking are housed in the Print Reference Library which is located in the Davison Art Center. The online catalog represents art holdings in both of these locations.
The Music Library, located on the third floor of Olin Library, houses the library collections of musical scores and sound recordings of both spoken word and music. The Collection also includes the World Music Archives.
The Science Library, located in the center of the Science Complex, is the divisional library for the natural and physical sciences. While serving the information needs of the entire Wesleyan community, the Science Library primarily supports the Departments of Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Mathematics and Physics. In all, it holds almost 190,000 volumes, 925 journal titles and provides access to a variety of electronic indexes, databases, and electronic texts.
Special Collections & Archives
SC&A maintains and makes available library materials needing some special care in order to preserve them for the future. They may be unique or rare or fragile or awkward in format; they may be especially difficult or expensive to replace; they may have significant Wesleyan or other associational value. The materials do not circulate and must be read in the department's reading room.