The Libraries aspire to be an intellectually vital space for the College's research and learning community, where a culture of broad inquiry is promoted and where freedom of discussion is cultivated. The Libraries seek to empower students to realize their full intellectual and personal potential by engaging in substantive and thoughtful inquiry, and by developing a critical understanding of the contexts in which knowledge is developed and disseminated, supported by a trusted staff with deep disciplinary and technical expertise. The Libraries strive to engage with the ongoing transformations of our community and of society, to be flexible in reconfiguring ourselves around the College's broader educational and research needs, and to promote the generation of new knowledge and cultural understanding in heretofore unimagined ways.
Learn more on the Libraries website.


Browse the Library & Information Science Collections:

Friends Historical Library

Library Staff Works

Swarthmore College Peace Collection