Collections & Libraries

Baylor University Libraries invites you to visit one of our 4 libraries and explore our outstanding research collections. A visit to campus can acquaint you with inspirational learning and collaborative spaces offering access to over 5 million physical items including books, journals, archives, audio visual, and many other formats. Or you can virtually visit our vast array of digital collections and electronic resources. These rich resources are vital to the research community and support our mission to enhance research and discovery, and foster scholarship and success.


Baylor Digital Collections
Provides access to unique materials that have been digitized from Baylor University Libraries, including including special collections in the Central Libraries, the Armstrong Browning Library, the Texas Collection, and the W.R. Poage Legislative Library and materials that have been digitized through collaborative projects with other institutions such as the Wellesley College Library.

BEARdocs Repository
A repository of research that has been produced by scholars (faculty, students, staff) at Baylor University, including: electronic theses and dissertations, senior honors papers, technical reports, faculty publications, etc.

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.

University Archives
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.

New Additions
Identify materials -- print or electronic -- that have recently been added to the Baylor Libraries.

Suggest a Purchase
Members of the Baylor community can make recommendations for materials the library should purchase.


Armstrong Browning Library
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 Memorial Library and Jesse H. Jones Library together serve as the main research library for Baylor University. Housing approximately 5 million physical resources and providing access to half a million electronic resources, the Central Libraries continues to be a vibrant academic center for the university. A wide range of services and programs support the teaching, learning, and research goals of Baylor University including access to outstanding unique research materials found in the Baylor Digital Collections, Central Libraries Special Collections, Crouch Fine Arts Collections, and the Baptist Archives.

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
Seeks to promote the research, teaching, and understanding of religion and politics in communist, post-communist, and other totalitarian societies.

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.

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
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
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.

W. R. 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.