Centrally located on campus, E.H. Little Library houses our main collection of books, periodicals, films, and government documents.

In addition, students can gain access to various electronic resources through the library webpage.

The building includes wireless access, a state-of-the art electronic classroom, a 24-hour study room, video viewing rooms, and a variety of seating options, including study carrels, group study areas, and several lounges.

Completed in 1974, the building was named for philanthropist E.H. Little, president and chairman of the board of Colgate-Palmolive Company and a Huntersville, NC, native.

Special Collections

Smith Rare Book Room: Located on the second floor of the Library, the Smith Rare Book Room houses the library's unique, rare, and unusual book collections. While requiring additional security and care, books in the room are available for use by Davidson's faculty, staff, and students as well as visiting scholars and the general public.

Davidsoniania Room: The Davidsoniana Room is home to several thousand volumes by and about Davidson alumni and faculty. The room also contains artifacts from Davidson's history including the table on which Davidson's charter was signed.

Center for Teaching & Learning

Located on the main floor of the library, the Center for Teaching & Learning provides tutoring, writing, speaking, information literacy, and digital literacy services to assist student in their academic pursuits. The center also supports faculty with resources such as information literacy, instructional technology, oral communication, and Conversations About Teaching (CAT) for their professional development.


E.H. Little Library is located to the west of Richardson Stadium, off of Faculty Drive. Public parking is available in the Baker Sports Complex lot or along Concord Road.