Greetings from the Dean

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the University of Idaho Library. As Idaho's largest Library, we provide our campus community and our state with extensive research collections, expert assistance from professionals, cutting-edge technology, and a diverse array of flexible study spaces. Whether you are an experienced researcher or someone just beginning your academic journey, we are here to assist you as you navigate a limitless world of data, information, knowledge, and ideas.

We offer 1.5 million books, bound journals, CDs, DVDs, and government documents; 2.5 million units of microform; access to almost 900,000 ebooks; electronic access to tens of thousands of journals; streaming music and video; hundreds of specialized databases; and rich and varied special collections, many of which have been digitized. We provide access to the largest computer lab on campus; cutting edge technologies like 3D printing, a recording studio, and video production equipment; and spaces for everything from large group projects to silent study.

All of these resources are here for you, the user. Those of us who work at the Library know that our most important job is to help you find what you need. To that end, we offer extensive services to help everyone from first-time users to experienced researchers make the best use of our collections and our technology, and to navigate the exciting and complex world of scholarly communication. We teach thousands of people every year through classes, workshops, and point-of-need reference services.

Come and visit. Spend some time in our spaces, explore our collections, and get to know us. There is something for everyone here, and we are excited to help you as you find out what your library looks like.

Ben Hunter

Ben Hunter

Dean, University of Idaho Libraries