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Libraries

Purdue University has 13 service locations across campus.

VOLUMES AT WEST LAFAYETTE CAMPUS. By 2006–07 counts, 2,504,803 volumes; 3,103,709 items in microform; and 40,093 serial titles, of which 32,749 are available electronically.

READING ROOMS. Hicks Undergraduate Library seats 1,041; an addiitional 2,105 seats at the other service locations.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS. Significant manuscript collections include the papers of aviatrix Amelia Earhart, playwright George Ade, cartoonist John T. McCutcheon, Nobel-prize winning chemist Herbert C. Brown, author Charles Major, and time-and-motion study pioneers Frank and Lillian Gilbreth. Noteworthy rare book collections include the Krannert Special Collection on the history of economics and economic thought, the W. F. M. Goss Library of engineering history, and the Anna Embree Baker collection of books designed and printed by renowned typographer and book designer Bruce Rogers. Rounding out the collections are the University archives, which document the origin and history of Purdue University.

LIBRARIES SERVICE LOCATIONS. Aviation technology; chemistry; earth and atmospheric sciences; engineering; humanities, social science, and education; life sciences; management and economics; mathematical sciences; pharmacy, nursing, and health sciences; physics; undergraduate library; veterinary medicine; and archives and special collections.