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University of Idaho Library
"I'd be helpless here at the university without the library."

- Michael Kroth, PhD




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Contribute to the largest library in Idaho!

Since 1982, the University of Idaho Library has grown from a single classroom located in the University Administration Building to become the largest library in the state of Idaho, providing access to millions of resources and materials for UI students, faculty, and alumni, as well as Idaho citizens.


We now house well over a million books and almost ten thousand print and online periodical subscriptions. Additionally, we continue, as we have for over a century now, to serve as an official regional depository of U.S. federal government publications, making almost two million government documents available to the public.


Bringing Idaho to the World

Not satisfied with only bringing the world to Idaho, we also bring Idaho to the world. Our Special Collections & Archives provide researchers access to unique historical photographs, archival maps and documents, rare books, and the International Jazz Collections, the premiere jazz archives of the Pacific Northwest.


Our growing Digital Initiatives department makes many of these and other unique resources freely availble worldwide online via digital collections like the Gem of the Mountains Digital Yearbook Collection and the Northwest Historical Postcards Collection.


We could not provide such broad service and access to our resources without help from our donors.

Donors help us develop our collections, fund our programs, build our departments, and furnish our study areas. Pease click around this site to:


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We thank you for your interest and for your support of the University of Idaho Library.