Tulane University Libraries
Office of the Dean
August 15, 2022
Dear faculty colleague,
On behalf of the librarians, archivists, and staff of Tulane University Libraries, welcome to Tulane University and to New Orleans. We are excited that you are joining our community.
As you transition to a new position, institution, and city, you have a lot to manage. Tulane’s librarians and support staff are here to help, whether it’s helping you with research needs or making your students’ academic experiences more successful. Many of our services and resources, including instruction and research consultations, can be delivered remotely. Our online offerings include tens of thousands of journals and databases, over one million e-books, streaming media, and thousands of digital objects in the Tulane University Digital Library (TUDL). They are available 24/7 from your office, classroom, home, or anywhere else you need them. If we do not have something you require, our staff are happy to borrow or purchase what you need as quickly as possible.
Our physical buildings and collections include Howard-Tilton Memorial (H-TML), home to our general collections and The Latin American Library, which is among the world’s foremost collections for Latin American studies. H-TML is open 24/5 during most of the academic year and 24/7 during study and exam times. The Matas Library of the Health Sciences downtown and the Mathematics Library in Gibson Hall offer more specialized services and collections for their constituents; Matas is also open 24/7 for health sciences affiliates. Tulane’s Special Collections, located on the second and third floors of Jones Hall, include the Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz, the Louisiana Research Collection, the Southeastern Architectural Archive, and Tulane’s university archives, as well as one of the best rare books collections in the southeastern US.
Our librarians offer instruction on finding academic information resources tailored to your teaching needs; individual consultations on locating materials for your research; digital publishing options; and workshops on topics from research data management to patent searching and more. All offerings are available either in person or remotely as needed.
Your suggestions are always welcome. Please feel free to contact your library liaison at any time. Our home page offers plenty of other information as well and is your best source for the latest library news. Once again, welcome to Tulane!
With best regards,
Dean of Libraries and Academic Information Resources
• Howard-Tilton Memorial Library (main library uptown)
• 4,665,267 print volumes
• 1,327,028 eBooks
• More than 870 databases
• 206,679 digital serials titles (current and ceased)
• 167,142 audio and audio/visual recordings
• Nearly 50,000 linear feet of manuscripts
• Ranked 54th in total materials expenditures among the top 116 university research libraries in North America (ARL)
• General classrooms, Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) , the Goldman Center for Student Accessibility, and the Academic Learning & Tutoring Center: basement level
• Learning Commons, book check-out, and technology help: 1st floor
• Study Commons areas: 2nd and 3rd floors
• Knowledge Lab (Scholarly Engagement librarians): 2nd floor
• Information Technology (faculty support): 3rd floor
• The Latin American Library and Taylor Center: 4th floor
• Government documents and atrium view: 5th floor
• Media Services, Microforms, Rare Books, general collections for Art and Architecture: 6th floor
• General collections: floors 1-6