• About the Library

    Library Mission

    The mission of the Bush Library is to provide high quality information services and resources to support the academic programs of the College of Liberal Arts, School of Business and School of Education.

    The library exists to enable study and research by all students, faculty and staff at Hamline University.  We seek to provide an environment on campus which is rich with information and dedicated to scholarship. Our aim is to educate our users to utilize information resources so that they can be effective in both Hamline's academic environment and the wider world.

    More about the Library

    Housed in an award-winning building, Bush Library is the center of intellectual activity on campus. Students encounter faculty and other students engaged in study and research, as well as librarians to help negotiate the world of information in print and on the web. Hamline maintains a print collection of over 140,000 books and 500 periodical subscriptions. Hamline’s subscription online databases are also extensive – Hamline students annually log over 350,000 database searches.

    Besides research, you can utilize the library for private study, group study, and casual conversation. Bush Library has an excellent reference service and delights in helping students master the skills of information literacy. The Library's reference staff is available to help students with their research throughout the day and evening, seven days a week.

    Bush Library has ready access to the major libraries in the state through various online library catalogs and a daily, metropolitan courier service. Periodical articles and books that are not in the Bush Library are available both through the state network and through a national network.

    Bush Library by the Numbers (pdf)

    Library Staff

    View a listing of the Library's staff

    View the Library's org. chart (pdf)

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