Library Winter Term Update

The Mudd Library building is open with card access to current LU students, faculty, and staff. See the library calendar for hours. Questions? Ask us!

view down an aisle of books in the libraryThe Seeley G. Mudd Library offers a collection of over 415,000 books and periodicals, 21,000 musical scores, 20,000 audio recordings, 31,000 video recordings, as well as provides access to a wide range of subscription electronic resources, images, and digital collections. We also maintain Lux, the Lawrence University institutional repository. Books and other materials are selected to support the academic programs of the university as well as to support the Lawrence University community. To learn about how we select items for our collection, see our Collection Development Policy.

Searching Library Collections


Electronic resources and materials found in the library can be searched from one location! OneSearch searches items that are in the library, digital image collections, Lux- the Lawrence University institutional repository, many of the databases to which we subscribe, as well as items that can be requested through interlibrary loan. See our OneSearch Tips & Tools posts to learn more about searching in OneSearch.

Why Should I Sign in?

It is highly recommended for Lawrence students, faculty, and staff to sign in when using OneSearch. Signing in provides access to content from key databases that would otherwise be unavailable, makes the option to request items through interlibrary loan available, as well as opening up a variety of library account options for our patrons.

Want to search individual databases?

See our electronic resources page for tips on searching our databases.

Search OneSearch

Advanced Search | My Library Account
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Suggest Materials

Lawrence University students and staff are invited to submit purchase requests using our Suggest Materials Form. Please keep in mind that we may not purchase your requested item.

Lawrence University faculty should contact acquisitions directly to initiate a purchase of library materials on behalf of their departments.