While committed to a focus on the British-born poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the Armstrong Browning Library is a 19th-Century research center, housed in a museum-like setting, with significant holdings regarding literature and culture in Britain and America from 1800 to 1900. This special collection, occupying a three-story building on the Baylor campus, includes poetical and literary manuscripts (600), original letters (11,000), books and periodicals (33,000 volumes), musical scores (1,500), as well as objects d'art, fine art, and stained glass.
- Letters and Manuscripts
- Browning Library Collection
- ABL Rare Collection
- 19th Century Collection
- Author Collections
- Joseph Milsand Archive
- ABL Digital Collections
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.
- Baptist Archives
- Baylor Digital Collections
- BEARdocs Repository
- Central Libraries Special Collections
- Crouch Fine Arts Collections
- Government Documents
- New Additions
Crouch Fine Arts Library
The Crouch Fine Arts Library houses the music and visual arts collections, as well as audio and video recordings for other disciplines. Recognized as one of the most distinguished music libraries in the Southwest, it boasts collections of approximately 75,000 music scores, 65,000 audio recordings, 10,000 video recordings, and 35,000 books on various aspects of music. The Library's special collections include rare and unique materials dating as far back as the 11th century.
This library reflects a merger of academic technology and library technology and consists of Client Services (Academic and Research Computing Services; Classroom Technology Services; Online Teaching and Learning Services; and Student Technology Services) and Resources and Collection Management Services (Digital Projects and Library Systems). The Digital Projects group creates the Baylor Libraries' digital collections, which feature high-resolution images, descriptive information, and full text (when available) from the Baylor Libraries' research collections.
The Keston Center promotes the research, teaching, and understanding of religion, politics, and society in the former Soviet Union and under other Communist and totalitarian regimes. The Center's library and archives, located in the Michael Bourdeaux Research Center on the third floor of the Carroll Library, contains the world's most extensive collection documenting religious persecution in these societies. The materials include samizdat (underground publications), rare trial transcripts, documents, photographs, posters, periodicals, and books.
- KGB Documents
- Soviet Anti-Religious Posters
- Official Soviet Atheist Publications
- Samizdat (periodicals, letters, translated literature)
- Aida Skripnikova Trial Transcripts
- Rare Photographs of Believers
- Archives of the Keston Institute (Oxford)
Texas Collection/University Archives
This library is located in the Carroll Library and collects, preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the history, heritage, and culture of Texas. Among its many unique holdings is an extensive map collection, some dating to the 1600s. The Texas Collection is also the location of the University Archives.
W. R. Poage Legislative Library
This library is located near the Central Libraries and serves as a repository for congressional and personal papers related to the political history of Texas and the nation. In addition, the library features Texas legislative and judicial papers, ancillary collections and an extensive collection of Kennedy research materials.
- Bob Bullock Papers
- Chet Edwards Papers
- Jack Hightower Papers
- Kennedy Research Collections
- Platt-Dowdy Presidential Campaign Memorabilia
- W. R. Poage Papers
Legal Research & Technology Center
Located within the Umphrey Law Center, the Sheridan & John Eddie Williams Legal Research and Technology Center serves the legal research needs of the faculty, students, and alumni of Baylor Law School, the wider University, practicing attorneys, and the general public. The library's holdings include regularly updated collections of the laws and judicial decisions of the United States government and of all 50 states, administrative regulations of federal and Texas government agencies, as well as numerous legal periodicals, treatises, and practitioner resources.
- Government Documents Collection
- Rare Book Collection
- Microform Collection
- Subscription Databases (some limited to Baylor Law students and faculty)
- Selected Legal Treatises
- Hein Online Access for Baylor Law Alumni
- Recent Acquisitions
Located on the Garden Level of Marrs McLean Science Building (south end), the Learning Resources Center (LRC) provides materials related to education subject fields, to child and adolescent learning and psychology, and to professional knowledge that supports the School of Ed curriculum. It offers students experience in using materials similar to those they will use when they begin teaching. These include textbooks for pre-kindergarten-12th grade, teacher resource books, children's and young adult literature, standardized tests, DVDs for faculty classroom use, puppet collection, hands-on materials, maps, and numerous journals and magazines for the education field. A computer area is available for student use.
The Mabel Peters Caruth Learning Resource Center (LRC) is located on the fourth floor of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing building in Dallas. It houses over 4,666 book and journal volumes and receives more than 100 nursing journal titles in print or electronic format, with online access to all of the Waco campus electronic resources. The LRC resources include citation and full text databases, e-books, reference material, course reserves, high speed printers, a color touch-screen scanner, poster printer, viewing stations, and a computer lab. Clinical equipment, kits, and models are also available for nursing student checkout. The LRC has access to the drug information database, Micromedex, available only to nursing school users. The building, computer lab, and study room are open for around the clock use. Access is controlled by the Dallas-issued Baylor University Medical Center ID badge.
The LRC is staffed by two master's degreed medical librarians, a library associate, and student workers. The librarians are available by appointment for individual research sessions for undergraduate and graduate students. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.