The Clark libraries listed below provide extensive resources for student and faculty research and learning across all disciplines.

Academic Commons at Goddard Library »

Library Hours | Archives and Special Collections Hours

Named for Dr. Robert Goddard, the Clark physicist who invented the rocket technology that made space travel possible, the University's main library consists of a cutting-edge facility for research, teaching and learning by centralizing academic and research support services for students and faculty. It provides traditional and electronic resources, including:

  • Goddard's collection of more than 375,000 volumes
  • 275,000 monographs
  • subscriptions to 1,500 periodicals
  • full Internet access
  • nearly 50 subject-specific databases and a public online catalog available 24-hours a day
  • archives and special collections

Carlson Science Library »

Library Hours | Location: The Arthur M. Sackler Sciences Center

The Carlson Science Library, a branch of Goddard Library, serves the disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics. It provides:

  • full Internet access
  • selected science journals
  • monographs
  • subject-specific databases

Guy Burnham Map and Aerial Photography Library »

Library Hours | Location: The Geography Building

Founded in 1921, the Map Library is an active cartographic information center containing:

  • more than 200,000 maps and aerial photographs
  • atlases
  • journals
  • globes
  • map reference materials
  • tourist information
  • U.S. government maps, available thanks to Clark's depository agreement with the U.S. Government Printing Office

Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library »

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The Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library offers one of the most extensive research collections in North America on environmental risk and hazards, and human dimensions of global environmental change. In addition we have holdings on the subjects of:

  • international development
  • technology
  • water and energy policy
  • hazards and global environmental change

The collection includes books, monographs, databases, journals, newsletters, government documents and technical reports. The cataloged collection can be accessed through Clark University's Goddard Library Voyager system. The Library staff is happy to help you find relevant materials for your research papers, theses or dissertations.

Rose Library »

Rose Library Hours | Location: Cohen Lasery House

The Rose Library in Cohen-Lasry House holds the Diana Bartley Collection. Diana Bartley, a New York financial consultant, journalist, and book collector, donated her 1,800-volume collection to the Center. The collection now contains approximately 3,500 books and materials on the Holocaust, many dating from 1933 to 1947. It was assembled over a 10-year period and continues to grow with acquisitions including registers of Jewish survivors of World War II, German foreign policy documents, allied military plans, artwork illustrating anti-Semitism and photographs taken during the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. The collection covers Holocaust:

  • history
  • sociology
  • photography
  • memoirs
  • fiction
  • poetry
  • plays
  • psychology
  • religion

Many others have donated books to the Rose Library and there are increasing numbers of books relating to genocide in the twentieth century and the Armenian genocide. It will be kept intact permitting users to browse through the volumes of many different disciplines.

Traina Center Resource Library »

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The Traina Center for the Arts houses the Visual and Performing Arts Resource Library that maintains the department's collection of Blu-Ray, DVD, audio CD, and archival film and slide items. The library also features individual and group media viewing stations, computers, scanners, and other A/V equipment. Use of all collection material and technology is restricted to inside the Resource Library, unless otherwise indicated. A valid Clark ID must be presented to access material.