Libraries Administration, 504 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN

The Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies (PULSIS) system on the West Lafayette campus includes the Hicks Undergraduate Library, the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center and seven subject-oriented libraries.


These include the Aviation and Transportation Technology Library, Black Cultural Center Library, Library of Engineering & Science, Humanities, Social Science, and Education Library (HSSE),
Mathematical Sciences Library, Roland G. Parrish Library of Management and Economics, and the Veterinary Medical Library.


The campus library system includes more than three million printed volumes and electronic books; over a quarter million electronic and print journals; and government documents and microforms in excess of 400,000. To complement the online collections, PULSIS also houses more than 600,000 volumes in closed stacks that individuals can request for next-day delivery. In addition, any item held in the Big Ten Academic Alliance libraries can be requested via interlibrary loan.


Highlight: One of Purdue’s newest buildings, the Wilmeth Active Learning Center houses the Library of Engineering and Science and 27 classrooms designed for active learning.


Did you know? The state-of-the-art Purdue University Research Repositorycontains thousands of datasets for research collaboration.  


Did you know? Purdue Libraries’ maintains the e-Archives, the digitized archives and special collections of Purdue University, including personal papers and documents from Amelia Earhart, Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan.