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The St. Ambrose University Library's collection includes more than 150,000 volumes, including books, serials, microforms, videos, and compact discs. The Library subscribes to over 700 serial publications annually.

The Special Collections and Archives contains materials related to the history of St. Ambrose University including: yearbooks, school newspapers, photographs, faculty theses, faculty and alumni publications, collective works of retired faculty, and other works related to the Catholic faith.

The Leisure Reading Collection has popular fiction and non-fiction for checkout by St. Ambrose faculty, staff, and students only. It is located on the first floor of the Library in a bookcase behind the Information Desk. If you would like to be notified when new books are added to the collection, contact Joyce Haack, ext. 6247, and she will add your name to the email notification list.

The DVD collection has entertainment movies, both old and new. It is available for checkout by St. Ambrose faculty, staff, and students only.

Books and journals from the Center for Teaching Excellence are kept in the bookshelf on first floor north side near the Reading Area for newspapers and periodicals. These books can be checked out and titles can be located by searching in the online book catalog.


Miscellaneous Collections

The Car Journal

Catich Digital Collection

Irish Collections

Kenneth J Hartman

University Presidents

V-12 Naval Training at St. Ambrose College, 1943-45

Whats Next

Do you have a piece of St. Ambrose history? Consider donating it to the Archives.