Faculty Handbook

XV.  University Libraries

The Ruth A. Haas Library, a six-level structure on the Midtown campus, contains approximately 200,000 books and reference materials, over 10,000 current electronic and print periodical subscriptions, approximately 500,000 microforms, 8,700 audiovisual materials and over 34,000 government documents. The facilities include circulating laptop computers and portable audio CD and DVD players, networked PC workstations, viewing and listening rooms, private study rooms, group seminar rooms, digital microform reader printers, and a public reading room in the Archives and Special Collections.

The Archives and Special Collections is housed in the Ruth A. Haas Library. University Archives include official records and manuscripts, university publications, audio-visual recordings, and photographs relating to the history of the University. In addition, Special Collections acquires and preserves the documentary history of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Danbury and Fairfield County, Connecticut, through the acquisition of individual and family papers and the records of local civic, community, business, and arts organizations. The collection includes unpublished, unique manuscript collections, historical publications, maps, recordings, prints, posters, and photographs.

The Robert S. Young Library is located on the 4th floor of the Westside Classroom Building, home of the Ancell School of Business. The Library contains 8,000 business books and reference materials, 75 journal subscriptions in hard copy and/or microform with hundreds more online, and access to a large number of electronic business, general, and law related databases.

See also sections on Library Information and Procedures, Emergency Closing Procedures, and Media Services and Library Policy Committee Bylaws.

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