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The library provides students, faculty, and staff of The Claremont Colleges access to over 2.1 million resources in a variety of formats.


The library’s sizable print collection covers topics in arts & humanities, social sciences, STEM, and interdisciplinary fields. In additional to print books, the library has a significant collection of electronic books provided on a range of platforms, most of which can be either downloaded or read online. This search will return only items held by The Claremont Colleges Library–you can change the scope of the search using the left side panel on the results page.

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Databases & Journals
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Course Readings

Books, DVDs, and other course materials are available on the second floor of the library in our Course Readings Area.

These materials are meant to be easily accessible to your entire class throughout the semester. Students can use these materials in the Course Readings Area of the library or check them out for 4 hours at a time.

Please ask at the Main Services Desk for assistance with any Course Readings.

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Government Documents

The Claremont Colleges Library is a United States Federal and California State depository library. We have been a federal depository since 1913 and a state depository since 1952.

Currently almost all depository government information is available and delivered electronically. It can be accessed through Library Search  .

Government information is a publication or any information resource created, issued, published or financed by a government agency. Such agencies can be at international, national, state, regional, county, or local levels. As a depository, The Claremont Colleges Library provides access to government documents to our students, faculty, and staff as well as the community at large.

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Archives and Special Collections
Asian Library
Digital Collections