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Vassar College Libraries

The libraries at Vassar serve as a central hub for the intellectual life of the campus. With over 1,000,000 volumes and vast online offerings, the libraries fuse rich collections with expert help, inspiring spaces, and facilities that support a wide range of activities, from quiet study to small group projects and collaborative work.

Vassar Libraries support the Black Caucus of the ALA Statement Condemning Increased Violence and Racism Towards Black Americans and People of Color (Click Here)

Fast Facts

  • SpaceMore than 150,000 sq.ft.
  • Visitors30,000 in-person
    350,000 web visits
  • Searches3.1 million
  • VolumesOver 1 million
  • Rare booksMore than 50,000
  • QuestionsWe love them!

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The Vassar College Libraries participate in the educational mission of the College by providing a basis for open inquiry and research in the arts and sciences as well as by providing an informational framework for the instructional activities of the teaching faculty. Read more »

Strategic Directions

What do we need to do in the next 3-5 years to ensure that the VCL is a thriving, inspiring example of a leading undergraduate library responding creatively and responsibly to the demands of the twenty-first century? Learn more about our strategic directions process and plan »

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