Colgate University | Moodle | Portal | Webmail | Click to go Libraries' Twitter

Introduction to the
Everett Needham Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology
and the George R. Cooley Science Library

The Everett Needham Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology normally houses collections in the humanities and social sciences, and the George R. Cooley Library, located in McGregory Hall, houses collections in the natural sciences. Case Library completed a major renovation in 2007.

Collections (as of June 2015)

Collection Size  
    Cataloged volumes 688,782
    Bound periodicals 124,463
Total Volumes 813,245
Current Periodical Publications  
    Journals (Current print subscriptions) 463
    Journals (Digital) 1,953
    Journals (all ejournals) 92,079
    Newspapers (Print) 12
    Indexes, reference & full-text databases (Digital) 479
Other Collections  
    Electronic books 569,256
    Microforms 443,243
    Government documents 450,347
    Sound recordings 14,155

Special Collections
Special Collections is an important source of primary research materials. It includes manuscript collections, rare books, the University Archives, and materials related to local history. Users, particularly off-campus researchers, are encouraged to confirm his availability prior to planning a visit particularly if traveling any distance. During the summer and break periods, access to Special Collections may be very limited.

Electronic Resources
Both libraries share an online catalog which includes all types of collections housed in the libraries, including sound recordings, films, videos, and computer files.   Library workstations serve as gateways to dozens of electronic indexes and full text databases containing periodical and newspaper articles, transcripts of television and radio broadcasts, and judicial decisions from all levels of government. Access to the the Internet and the catalogs of libraries around the world is also available.

Research Consultations
Librarians are available to help students and faculty with complex questions and research projects. Appointments may be scheduled in advance. Librarians are also available for walk-in consultations. Consult the scheduled service hours and the staff directory for further information.

Page Created Mike Poulin & Maintained by: Mike Poulin, Head of Collection Management | Last Updated: March 28, 2016 | © 2009

Colgate University Libraries | 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346 | 315-228-7300