Tufts' libraries offer resources, information and technology across all campuses to aid your studies, scholarship and research. Users can also request books from 19 area academic and research libraries and access more than 38,000 electronic journals and databases plus a growing collection of historical images and other digital resources unique to Tufts. In addition, the libraries host art exhibitions, speaker series, films and other cultural events.
Tisch Library provides services and collections that meet the diverse research, teaching and learning needs of the Schools of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering. Tisch collections include more than 915,000 books, 38,000 electronic journals, and 24,000 video recordings. In addition, the library has an active research instruction program and offers both one-on-one consultations and instant messaging reference service. A café, group study rooms, as well as a media lab for viewing DVDs and videotapes are also available.
Located in Mugar Hall, the Edwin Ginn Library of the Fletcher School is one of the largest specialized libraries in the field of international affairs. Ginn Library's collection covers the fields of international law and organizations; human rights; economic and political development; international energy resources and environmental matters; international security and peacekeeping; conflict negotiation; international business and finance; and the uses of the sea and outer space. The Ginn Library holds an extensive collection of League of Nations and United Nations documents, and publications from numerous international organizations.
The Lilly Music Library houses books and periodicals on music in addition to performance and study scores; provides music reference services and research databases; and hosts a media collection that includes streaming online audio and several sound and video recordings, including a popular CD collection of more than 15,000 items covering a wide variety of genres. The Lilly Library supports course reserves for the Department of Music, but its resources are available to the Tufts community.
Digital Collections and Archives is the steward of the university's permanently valuable records and collections created in all formats. Its holdings include records, photographs, and media spanning the history of Tufts as well as, personal papers, publications, and other materials that support teaching and research. Through the Tufts Digital Library, users can view materials on the history of Tufts, explore the history of Boston and London, and much more.
The Hirsh Health Sciences Library is the primary library of Tufts' health sciences campus in Boston. The library maintains collections in medicine, dental medicine, nutrition, veterinary medicine and supporting collections in the basic sciences. In addition to a rich array of electronic and print journals and books, the library offers classrooms, conference rooms, individual and group study rooms and a café for Tufts and Tufts-affiliated faculty, students and staff.
The Webster Family Library of Veterinary Medicine is the largest comprehensive veterinary library in New England. This modern, well-lit, wireless-enabled building with spectacular views of the countryside provides a comfortable space for students to study and do research. A well-equipped computer laboratory offers resources for individuals and classes.
The primary focus of the library's electronic and print collection is clinical veterinary medicine with supporting materials in conservation, wildlife and the basic sciences. The John A. Seaverns Equine Collection comprises over six thousand current and historical books on topics related to the horse.