About our Collections

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The library collection has been developed in support of Wesleyan's liberal arts curriculum since the founding of the university in 1831.  Our collection is comprised of many formats, both physical materials and online. 

Our collection development policy

For more information on our collections in specific subject areas, see the individual collection descriptions below.

Specific Subject Areas

Art & art history

Government documents

Music, scores & recordings

Rare books, manuscripts & other materials; artist books


Wesleyan University archives

World Music Archives

Wesleyan research and scholarly output (WesScholar)