Collections

The University of Idaho Library facilitates access to many diverse collections. Explore collections that span a variety of topics and formats, including physical and digital campus resources as well as collections that preserve and document Idaho's past.

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Special Collections and Archives houses primary source materials including personal and organizational records, university archives, rare books, manuscripts, and historical photographs; these and other materials support research into nearly all facets of the history of Idaho and the Pacific Northwest.

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Digital Collections is a continually growing, searchable database that provides access to rare and unique collections to enhance and support research and education at the University of Idaho. The primary subjects include historical Idaho and the jazz collections.

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Browse and search over 10,000 records for Theses and Dissertations completed at the University of Idaho. Full-text versions of some recent dissertations are available as well.

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The Government Documents department receives 100% of the federal publications, maps, and electronic data distributed by the Government Printing Office. This comprehensive collection contains 1.7 million items.

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The Gary Strong Curriculum Center, previously known as the IMTC, provides resources and space to meet the academic and instructional objectives of the students and faculty at the College of Education.

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INSIDE Idaho is the clearinghouse for digital geospatial information for the state of Idaho. This site serves as the mechanism to share data, resources, technologies and expertise.

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VIVO is a research-focused discovery tool that enables collaboration across all disciplines at the University of Idaho. Fed from institutional and publicly accessible data, VIVO includes a network of experts, web profiles, and an archive of publications.

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The International Jazz Collections (IJC) is the premiere jazz archive of the Pacific Northwest. Featuring the personal papers of the legendary Lionel Hampton and other great jazz artists and critics, the IJC enables research with primary historical sources.

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The map room is located on the northwest corner of the first floor of the Library, and contains atlases, extensive topographic maps of Idaho and the United States, historic aerial photographs of Idaho, and much more.

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The Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology is an independent unit of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. The laboratory contains over 4,000 books and manuscripts, all of which can be found in the UI Library Main Catalog or in the UI Library Anthropology Lab Only Catalog. Lab materials do not circulate and must be used in the lab itself. The lab is located at 404 Sweet Avenue. Lab hours vary, so please contact the 208-885-1771 for questions about access.

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The American Language and Culture Program provides non-native speakers of with skills to navigate university environments in the United States. The ALCP Library is open to everyone and is located in the International Programs Office of the LLC Building #3. The library is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop in at the front desk and let staff know you would like to check out a book. Materials in the library can be found in the UI Library Main Catalog or in the UI Library ALCP Only Catalog.

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