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Classes & appointments

Classes and appointments may be scheduled in Honnold/Mudd or on campus. For more information, contact Char Booth.

About the Claremont Colleges Library

Mission Statement for the Claremont Colleges Library

The Library partners with The Claremont Colleges in learning, teaching, and research. We are committed to fostering intellectual discovery, critical thinking, and life-long learning. Accordingly, the Library ties our academic community to varied cultural and scholarly traditions by offering user-centered services, building collections, developing innovative technologies, and providing an inviting environment for study, collaboration, and reflection.

Libraries & locations

Honnold/Mudd Library, located at 800 Dartmouth Avenue, across the street from Huntley Bookstore, holds collections in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The Honnold Café and Connection, which houses the Copy Center and the Claremont Card Center, are found in Honnold/Mudd Library. The CUC Records Center houses most of the paper journals and a small percentage of books from the library collections. Claremont Colleges faculty, students, and staff may request materials for delivery in print or electronic format.

Learning, teaching, & research

Library research instruction and workshops for classes and other groups, as well as individual appointments for instruction and research assistance, may be scheduled in the library or on campus. Most library research classes and workshops are held in the Keck Learning Room, Honnold/Mudd's smart, hands-on teaching facility. All library facilities are open to students, faculty, and staff of all The Claremont Colleges.


The library's general collections in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences include nearly 2 million volumes. The library also has extensive holdings of journals, magazines and newspapers, providing access to articles in over 70,000 periodicals. Honnold/Mudd Library is a depository for publications issued by the United States government, and has extensive holdings of publications from the State of California, Great Britain, the United Nations, and other international agencies. The Asian Library Collection at Honnold/Mudd has a large collection of Asian language materials. The library also holds extensive special collections. You can get a copy of A Guide to Special Collections in the Special Collections Reading Room at Honnold/Mudd Library. Use Blais, the library catalog, to search for library materials.

Electronic resources

The library's large collection of electronic resources provides ready access to a wide variety of bibliographic, full-text and multimedia information. From the library web site, it is possible to search Blais, the online catalog, or any of hundreds of databases including services such as Lexis-Nexis Academic and ISI Web of Science. Other resources include electronic books and journals, such as the ACM Digital Library and Congressional Quarterly Library. The Claremont Colleges Digital Library (CCDL) provides access to a growing number of digital collections from The Colleges as well as from library Special Collections. Digital collections such as Early English Books Online and North American Women's Letters & Diaries make available thousands of additional primary source materials. Sherlock is a "discovery" tool that searches across many of the library's resources, including local databases such as Blais and CCDL, as well as most of the library's subscription full-text content. Most electronic resources are accessible to students, faculty and staff of The Claremont Colleges in their dorms, labs, offices and homes, as well as in the library.

Interlibrary loan

The library offers Interlibrary Loan service and maintains partnerships which provide access to books, articles, and other materials not held in our collections. These partnerships include the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago.

Affiliated libraries

Students, faculty, and staff also have access to nearby affiliated libraries: Denison Library, located on the Scripps College campus; the botanical and horticultural library of the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden; and the library at the Claremont School of Theology.

Last updated: 5/21/2015 2:32:26 PM