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.
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.View Collection
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.View Collection
The International Jazz Collections (IJC) is the premier 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.View Collection
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 U of I Library Main Catalog or in the U of I 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.View Collection
Asian Studies Collection
The Asian Studies Collection is open to the public. Resources include books and DVDs on politics, economy, geography, philosophy, traditional health practices, ancient and contemporary literature, as well as textbooks, and reference materials in Chinese and English. Materials in the library can be found in the U of I Library Main Catalog. All materials may be checked out to patrons with a Vandal or Community Borrower Card. To access, please visit the Admin Building Room 328. Open Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. To confirm staff availability, please call 208-885-7110 or email.