Faculty Handbook

XV.  University Libraries

The Ruth A. Haas Library (1969/2000) is a 93,000 sq. ft., six-level structure facing the academic quadrangle on the Midtown campus. The Library contains approximately 200,000 volumes, approximately 700 current print periodical subscriptions, an extensive reference collection, bibliographic, full-text and image databases, music scores and recordings, video, DVD, CD, audiotape, and LP collections, and University archives and special collections. Designated a Federal Depository Library, the facility maintains a government documents collection that supports the University’s offerings. Rooms for individual and group study, public lectures, conferences, seminars, library instruction, and media presentations are available.

The Archives and Special Collections Library is located in the basement of the Ruth A. Haas Library. The Archives contains official records, publications, and miscellanea related to the history of the University and also has significant holdings related to local history. Please see http://archives.library.wcsu.edu for collection lists, searching, and more information regarding content and access to these materials.  The Special Collections Library includes WCSU’s rare books, faculty published monographs, WCSU Master’s theses and dissertations, and a large collection of Connecticut history titles ranging from the 17th century to the present.  Special Collections Library holdings are searchable in CONSULS.

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.

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