Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Today's hours:

See all library hours »

  • Ask a Librarian
  • FAQ
We are excited to share our new Library catalog and search tool! We hope that you will find it easy to search and explore our collections. If you need help, have questions, or want to share feedback, visit the Ask a Librarian page.


Recommended resources for getting started with Anthropology research


The library holds a wide selection of books and ebooks pertaining to anthropology. 

Use Vassar Library Search to locate books and ebooks.

  1. Start with a keyword search, or search by title, author or subject.
    1. Revisit search terms and subject headings.
  2. Use the filters on the left side to filter by, 
    1. Availability: select Available Online or Physical Collections
    2. Resource Type: select Books or Book Chapters

Visit Find, Borrow, Request for more strategies and accessing books beyond Vassar. 



Physical books on anthropology can be found on the ground floor of the Main Library, Rm. 39, in the GN 1 - GT 3290 call number ranges. 

Identify specific sections using the Library of Congress Class G outline; see the full outline to identify the ranges for associated fields.  Depending on your topic, you may find relevant materials in the Art or Music Libraries.  


See more ebook collections in the Databases - Ebooks list.