The Mudd Library contains a variety of collections and resources for a wide array of academic research as well as for leisure, campus life, and for keeping updated with current events. These pages describe some of the lesser-known collections and resources available at the Mudd Library. See our collection development policy to learn more about our collections, or submit our acquisitions request form if you would like to suggest an item for our collection.

Alumni Authors  |  Games & Puzzles  |  Language Media |  Maps & Atlases  

Alumni Author Materials

The Mudd Library is happy to collect resources from our alumni author, scholars, artists, and musicians! Here are some places to find alumni-created materials in our collections and elsewhere.

Are you, or do you know of an alumni author who has created something we should add to our collection? Submit our Alumni Author Materials Form, and we'll look into it!

Games & Puzzles

Video Games

Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3 video game titles can be browsed on the first floor, to the right of the circulation desk. Once a title or titles are selected, the empty case(s) can be brought to the circulation desk where the discs can be check out. The loan period is 3 days, and they can be reserved for future use.They are available for Lawrence students, faculty and staff.

For more information on video games and gaming in the library, take a look at our Why Gaming? research guide.

Nintendo Wii Console

The library has a Nintendo Wii console available for checkout from the circulation desk. It can be loaned for campus activities or personal use and can be reserved for use on a future date. It comes in a travel case with all necessary cables, 2 Wii remotes and 2 Nunchuck accessories. Two additional Wii remotes are also available for loan. To inquire about borrowing the Nintendo Wii, submit the equipment form or contact Cindy at circulation.

Board Games & Puzzles

The library also has a collection of board games and puzzles that are available for students, faculty, and staff to check out. The collection includes, Munchkin, Scrabble, Loaded Questions, Twister and more. Board games and puzzles are located on the first floor. 

Language Media & Spoken Word Recordings

In addition to music recordings, the library media collection contains a variety of spoken word recordings. These include audio books, radio dramas, theatre performances, dialect tutorials, and an assortment of recordings for language learning. The library also has a selection of convocation recordings and freshman studies lectures. Most spoken word recordings can be found on the first floor of the library. The language media is located on the second floor.

Maps & Atlases

The library's maps, and many newer atlases, are housed in the Map Collection, located on the second floor. The items in this collection do not circulate, but you are welcome to use them in the map area. There you will also find instructions for locating maps. Individual maps are kept in the large metal cabinets; bound maps such as atlases are kept on the shelves near the cabinets.

Our holdings consist largely of Army Map Service maps covering almost every part of the world, but also include contemporary and historical maps of Wisconsin, historical and commercial atlases, road maps, U.S. Geological Survey quadrangle maps and historical British maps.

If you have difficulty finding a map, please do not hesitate to ask a reference librarian for assistance.