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About the Libraries

Fast Facts


Encompassing more than 150,000 square feet, the Libraries include:


  • More than 1 million volumes
  • Access to 70,000 serial, periodical, and newspaper titles
  • More than 50,000 rare book volumes
  • More than 500 archival and manuscript collections
  • More than 15,000 video recordings
  • More than 25,000 musical scores
  • More than 30,000 sound recordings

Research and services

  • Almost 300,000 in-person visitors to the libraries each year
  • Over 350,000 page visits to the website home page per year
  • Over 3.1 million searches per year in the Vassar Library Catalog
  • Over 100,000 circulation transactions per year
  • Vassar’s Interlibrary Loan program lends almost 20,000 items to other institutions and borrows more than 12,000 volumes per year