About Our Collections

Since the focus of the College is on teaching of undergraduate students, the curriculum is the primary criterion for determining the focus of the Library's collections.

Carleton College's Gould Library maintains an outstanding undergraduate library collection. Included in the collection are over 563,000 books, 937 active print journal subscriptions, over 39,000 electronic journals, and over 400,000 U.S. government publications, including maps. The library also maintains a collection of over 8,000 volumes in its Special Collections, and a growing digital collection with materials from the archives and teaching collections.

Access to the library's collections is provided through The Bridge, the Carleton and St. Olaf shared catalog.