Philosophy Collection Description

The collection is maintained by the History & Philosophy Library.

The Philosophy collection supports instruction and research in every field and period of philosophy, and related fields. Until the early 1960s, the responsibility for philosophical collections was lodged in the Education, Philosophy and Psychology Library. When that location became a library for the behavioral sciences, responsibility for philosophy was transferred to the History and Philosophy Library. The philosophy collection in the University Library is rich in editions of the works of Western philosophers (although there are notable lacunae in publications prior to 1850 and from 1930 through the 1950s) and serves as an important resource in our state. The collection consists of 200,000 volumes located in the Bookstacks and the History & Philosophy Library.

Revised April, 2005