The library furthers Olin College's mission by selecting, developing, deploying, and managing resources and services that foster learning, discovery, and innovation. We strive to embody Olin's philosophy of continual improvement by leveraging emerging technologies & practices to serve Olin and the broader learning community.
To achieve our mission the library makes a wide variety of information resources available to students, faculty and staff. Olin licenses many electronic resources and makes them available in the library, elsewhere on campus, and anywhere that members of the community may be working. At this point in time, it's important for the Olin library to provide both virtual and physical collections. At the Olin Library facility in the Milas Hall, a browsing collection of current journals, an in-depth reference collection, and a small, targeted collection of printed books will support the work of the Olin community.
Olin students may directly borrow books from Babson and Wellesley Colleges. The library is a member of Massachusetts Library System (MLS) and Lyrasis. The Olin library staff can also provide the books and materials that you need via inter-library loan (ILL) from other academic/research libraries worldwide.
Olin Library staff are available to assist students, faculty and staff with information seeking strategies, and with using, evaluating and analyzing information. Assistance is available in person at the library and via email and telephone.
An understanding of information issues, policies, and the ability to use information resources effectively are key to successful lifelong learning and a responsible life as a professional and a community member. Competency in these areas is an integral part of the Olin curriculum. Library staff regularly work with Olin students in the classroom to help them achieve competency in these areas. For a more complete description see our Information Literacy plan and documents relating to Competencies at Olin.
- Library Director: Jeff Goldenson
- Senior Librarian: Emily Ferrier