Welcome from the Library Director -- Carrie Rampp
Bucknell University’s Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library is the intellectual center of campus, offering the full range of essential resources. Our library's collection is impressive, with more than 800,000 physical volumes, as well as access to thousands of electronic resources, including online journals, full-text databases, eBooks and electronic reference titles. In addition, Bertrand Library houses Special Collections and University Archives, a growing collection of rare books and manuscripts as well as the treasure trove of our University’s history in paper and photographs. On any given day, several hundred students, faculty and staff pass through our doors to study, work on research or writing projects individually or in groups, or to attend a lecture or other special event. When you are ready for a break, our Library café is a popular meeting place, feeding the body and the mind.
Bertrand Library staff, truly the most valuable asset of our library, are always available to assist whether you are just getting started with research or need help with more advanced work. Our librarians teach more than 200 educational sessions each year in support of classes across the full range of disciplines. They also meet with several hundred students either individually or in small groups to guide them with their work. In addition to library-related support, Bertrand Library is also the place for all of your technology needs. There are more than 150 computers in the Library, each featuring a full suite of software. While far too numerous to list entirely, the Library has all of the technology resources you would expect, including online library research tools, video production, large-format printing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) support and the full range of specialized desktop software. Our computer helpdesk, along with a technology loaning service are both based in the Library as well.
Of course, the best way to appreciate Bertrand Library is to see it for yourself. We look forward to welcoming you, whether it is your first or fifty-first visit.
Carrie E. Rampp, Director of Library Services