Individual Libraries & Collections


Art Library
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.

Government Documents
Wesleyan Library is a designated depository library for U.S. government documents. The government documents collection is housed in the basement area of Olin Library. 

Music Library
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.

Olin Library

Science Library
The Science Library, located in the Exley Science Center, is the divisional library for the natural and physical sciences. While serving the information needs of the entire Wesleyan community, the library’s collection is focused on materials that support the Departments of Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Physics. In all, it holds over 250,000 volumes, more than 1,200 bound journal titles, and provides access to electronic resources.

Special Collections & Archives
SC&A -- including the Wesleyan University Archives and collections of rare books, manuscripts and other materials, and artist books -- 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.