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Libraries + Collections

Near the heart of campus, McCabe Library houses the Humanities and Social Sciences collections in addition to Swarthmore's Special Collections, which include: the College ArchivesFriends Historical Library, the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, and the Rare Book Room.

Cornell Science Library

Located within the Science Center, Cornell supports the research of both faculty and students  in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy.

Underhill Music & Dance Library

Nestled inside the Lang Music Building, Underhill houses the extensive collection of Music and Dance materials, in addition to being home to some of the loveliest views of the Crum Woods on campus.

Black Cultural Center Library

Located inside the Black Cultural Center, the BCC Library collection encompasses works on African American experience and the American civil rights movement.

Beit Midrash

In Hebrew, "Beit" means house and "Midrash" comes from the word root that means to seek, to search out, to dig for meaning. A Beit Midrash is a House of Study. Swarthmore's Beit Midrash is a joint project of the Libraries and the Department of Religion and offers unique access to the rich tradition of Jewish textual interpretation within the liberal arts environment.

Gender & Sexuality Center

The Gender & Sexuality Center holds a collection of books selected by students and librarians.​​​​​

Language Center

Located in Kohlberg Hall, the Language Center maintains a large collection of films from all areas of study in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Stop in to browse, or find them on Tripod.