The Davidson College Library offers an extensive range of resources and services to support teaching and learning. Its collections include over 600,000 print volumes and over 500,000 e-books and online resources. The main library, named after E.H. Little, houses the bulk of the print collection as well as the College Archives and Special Collections; it is also a selective government depository with over 200,000 federal government documents. The branch Music Library is located in the Sloan Music Center, and the Chemistry collection has recently been relocated to the E.H. Little Library.
"The primary purpose of Davidson College is to assist students in developing humane instincts and disciplined and creative minds for lives of leadership and service." In so asserting, the Statement of Purpose recognizes that these goals are complementary. The library contributes directly to their achievement:
The library does not work alone in these endeavors but collaborates with faculty, the Center for Teaching and Learning, ITS, and other members of the college community in pursuit of its mission. Davidson College library staff model collaboration and professional development by engaging with the local academic community and the broader library profession, as leaders and as learners.
Please see our current Strategic Plan (PDF).
Each issue includes library news, recent gifts and donations, and more. Both the current and past issues of our newsletter are available online. Visit current and past newsletters.
Floor plans and more information about the E.H. Little, and Music libraries. Visit floor plans & facilities.
Visit Federal Depository Collection
The hours for the E.H. Little and Music Libraries. See library hours.
See Davidson College's Library policies.
Alphabetical list of library staff.
List of library staff by department.