Middlebury Library collections provide a very wide range of materials and resources to support instruction, research, and personal interests.
Print books in the Davis Family Library and Armstrong Library number more than 750,000, with more than 600,000 electronic books. Other materials:
- More than 215,000 print and electronic journals
- More than 100,000 CDs, DVDs, and streaming music and video titles
- Government documents
- Microfilm and microfiche
- Newspapers and other current periodicals
- Popular and leisure reading materials
We also provide access to more than 300 databases, including articles, white papers, research indexes, technical reports, conference proceedings, legal records, digitized historical manuscripts and correspondence, historical documents and records, historical newspapers, photographs and fine art, foreign and domestic datasets, dictionaries and encyclopedias, and much more. And for materials we don’t have, we welcome purchase requests of all kinds.
E-books and Audiobooks
We provide access to more than 600,000 e-books, and you’ll find a lot of detail in our e-book and audiobook guide. The OverDrive application for audiobooks can be downloaded to your smartphone or other reading/listening device. When you create an account (free), you can read or listen to over 400 OverDrive texts, including award-winning recent releases and long-loved classic works.
The Government Documents Collection, located on the main level of the Davis Family Library, contains more than 250,000 publications published by various agencies of the United States Government from 1832 to the present.
Government documents provide information on a vast range of subjects and in many formats, including print, microfiche, CD-ROM and floppy disks, videotapes, and online resources.
Some historical and scientific government documents are located in the Armstrong Library, in McCardell Bicentennial Hall.
Please see our Government Information Research Guide for more information on our collections and accessing government information.
The Davis Family Library music collection includes more than 20,000 CDs—from Mozart to the Shins to Enfoirés to Yo-Yo Ma. We also have a large collection of books about music, instructional methods, scores, and DVDs.
- Books about music and scores are adjacent to the Panther Reading Room on the upper level.
- CDs can be requested and checked out from the main circulation desk.
- Music-related videos are integrated into the DVD collection.
Use the Music Guide for help finding music and scores in the library.
Middlebury has extensive collections relating to the history, politics, and culture of Vermont. In addition to materials in the lower-level stacks, fragile and historic items are housed in Special Collections. These include early Vermont maps, postcards, the Rutland Railroad Archives, and the Crown Point Road Archives.