University Libraries, Overview

The University of Connecticut Libraries is the largest public research collection in the state. The collection includes books, print and electronic periodicals, microfilm, maps, sound and video recordings, musical scores, and an ever growing array of electronic resources, including ebooks, streaming audio and video collections, as well as art and photographic image databases.

The Learning Commons, featured on Level 1, offers two large information retrieval cafes; a 40-workstation computer lab; two electronic instruction classrooms; digitizing and scanning services; a writing center; a math tutoring center; research assistance; a language tutoring and cultural center; a center for computer technology training and media editing; and personal computer help services.
The Babbidge Library also houses a Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC), which is the largest public map collection in New England and a nationally acclaimed resource for geospatial data. MAGIC, in collaboration with several other campus departments, operates the Connecticut State Data Center, the state’s official liaison to the U.S. Census Bureau, which provides a single portal for all socioeconomic data for the state and its municipalities.
Also included are an Art & Design Library and reading room; the Roper Center Public Opinion Archives; comprehensive collections of current and retrospective Federal and Connecticut documents; extensive video and audio collections; and two video theaters.

Other libraries on the Storrs campus include the Music & Dramatic Arts Library in the Fine Arts complex, the Pharmacy Library in the Pharmacy/Biology building, and the Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.

Information about library resources, hours, and policies, including links to the regional campus and the UConn School of Law and Health Center libraries, is available online at www.lib.uconn.edu or at the following key service points or locations:

 

Storrs Campus Library Services Storrs Campus Special Libraries
Office of the Vice Provost 860-486-2219 Archives & Special Collections 860-486-2524
Information Desk, iDesk 860-486-2518 Art & Design Library 860-486-2787
Computer Labs 860-486-4637 Dodd Research Center 860-486-2524
Copy & Printing Services 860-486-4637 Map and Geographic Info Center 860-486-4589
Document Delivery / Interlibrary Loan 860-486-4959 Music & Dramatic Arts Library 860-486-2502
Pharmacy Library 860-486-2218
Information Literacy Regional Campus Libraries
Information Technology Services Desk 860-486-4637 Avery Point 860-405-9146
Learning Commons 860-486-4637 Greater Hartford 860-570-9028
Lost & Found 860-486-3099 Stamford 203-251-8500
Media Collection 860-486-2518
Microform Research Collections 860-486-2513 Torrington 860-626-6820
Research Assistance 860-486-2513 Waterbury 203-236-9900
Reserves 860-486-2518 Professional School Libraries  
Rooms & Public Spaces Health Center 860-679-2840
Security 860-486-3099 Law School 860-570-5000