Campus Libraries

A complete list of locations used in the online catalog is available in the
Guide to BearCat Locations
Armstrong Browning Library
...is a research library devoted to the study of the lives and works of the Victorian poets, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. ABL houses the world's largest collection of books, manuscripts, and memorabilia pertaining to the Brownings, as well as a substantial collection of materials on and from the Victorian era.

Central Libraries (Moody & Jones)
Moody Memorial Library and Jesse H. Jones Library, which are connected with a corridor on first and second floors, function together as the main library facility on campus.

Crouch Fine Arts Library
...houses the music and visual arts collections as well as audio and video collections for the central libraries. Recognized as one of the most distinguished music libraries in the Southwest, the Crouch Library boasts a collection of approximately 50,000 audio and video recordings; 75,000 music scores; and 50,000 books on various aspects of music. The Crouch Library's special collections include rare and unique materials dating as far back as the 11th century.

Electronic Library
...coordinates access to electronic resources, manages digitization projects, and provides academic technology support for students and faculty.

Keston Center

Legal Research & Tech Center
...serves the legal research needs of faculty and students of the Baylor Law School, the University's academic community, members of the practicing bar and the general public.

Poage Legislative Library
...houses the papers of former members of Congress, Texas legislators, Texas judges, and one Lieutenant Governor; an editorial cartoon collection; extremist organizations' materials; and records of the McLennan County Democratic Party. In addition, the BCPM contains a map collection, an extensive campaign materials collection, and a 8,000 volume book collection focusing on Congress, political history, and areas of public policy.

School of Education LRC
...provides materials related to education subject fields, to child and adolescent learning, and to professional knowledge that support the SOE curriculum, and offers students experience in using equipment and materials similar to those they will use when they begin teaching.

School of Nursing LRC
...is an audiovisual, electronic and print library specializing in nursing information located on the fourth floor of Harry Bass Educational Building, Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Dallas, Texas.

Texas Collection
...is a premier research collection on Texas and Texas-related subjects, documenting the development of this region from the early North American explorations to the present. The Texas Collection participates in both the Regional Historical Resource Depository program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Texas State Publications Depository program.

University Archives
...is a premier research collection on Texas and Texas-related subjects, documenting the development of this region from the early North American explorations to the present.

Special Locations

Special locations in BearCat, the Baylor Libraries online catalog. These are collections contained within the university libraries named above, or library-run off campus shelving facilities.

Government Documents
... Baylor houses a Federal Regional Depository Library and provides free public access to all federal government information provided by the Depository Program. Located in Jones Library, First Floor.
Sue Margaret Hughes Collection
...which was established in 2003, houses rare and special items. Wide ranging and eclectic, the holdings include rare books with historical value such as significant American imprints; imprints of the Confederate states during the Civil War, 1861-1865; Latin American imprints published before 1900; and special editions of the Bible in various languages. Most of the items in the collection are significant limited or first editions of titles in American and English literature. Other items in this collection have special features such as valuable printing, original photographs, fine binding, valuable maps or plates, unusual illustrations, and inscriptions by the author. Materials are available for use by appointment only.
O'Grady Shelving Facility
..., located near campus, is used to shelve infrequently consulted works. Materials are retrieved twice daily, Monday through Friday. Contact the Main Circulation Desk, Moody Library, 1st Floor, for assistance.
Polk Rare Book Collection
...was established in 2003. The collection has over 6,000 printed works dating from sixteenth century. The collection is particularly strong in rare Bible versions, Bible commentaries, works on history of the Bible, medieval music manuscripts, and early printed music. Other disciplines represented in the collection include rare works in education, English language, geography, history, philosophy, general and classical literature, and Spanish literature. Materials are available for use by appointment only.
Moody Special Collections
...houses unique research collections acquired and housed intact as collections. Materials are available for use by appointment only.

Resource Collections

Locations used in BearCat for materials housed in areas outside the university libraries system. Contact the responsible department with questions about availability and access.

J. M Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies
...provides a specialized library of books, periodicals, and extensive files of church-state archival and documentary materials relating to the historical, legal, political, and religious aspects of church-state relations and religious liberty throughout the world.
Center for Jewish Studies
...provides a a special collection of Judaica, Jewish-Christian relations, and Israel/Palestine materials.
Mayborn Museum
...has books and journals realted to museum studies and to the collection of the museum.
The Trantham-Butler Collection
...is a small, non-circulating collection of materials used primarily by faculty and students in the Classics Dept.