Library Home Pages

WMU's Own Library Website

Western Michigan University Libraries

In addition to electronic access to WMU's catalogue, this site also provides access for WMU students and faculty to the WWW version of FirstSearch.

National and Major City Libraries

Le Bibliotheque nationale de France

English version appears to be under very slow development. French version has information about hours, access, collections, etc. Seems to have access to a limited electronic catalogue, via Telnet, but....

The Boston Public Library

Home page for entire metropolitan Boston public library system. Information concerning the "Reference Collection," the 6-million-item+ non-circulating collection, with Telnet access to electronic catalogue for materials acquired since 1974.

The British National Library

Information about hours, access, collections, etc. Access to electronic catalogue OPAC '97, but only for materials acquired since 1975, in the Humanities and Social Sciences collection.

The Library of Congress

This is a very extensive site, including computer presentation of materials which the institution owns. There is electronic catalog access, but it seems to me not all that satisfactory.

The New York Public Library

Information about hours, access, collections, etc. Access to electronic catalogue, but only for materials acquired since 1972 at present.

"Treasure House" Libraries

The Folger Shakespeare Library

Information about hours, access, collections, etc. No electronic access to catalogue at present.

The Henry Huntington Library, Museum, and Botannical Gardens

Information about all aspects of this unusual combination of institutions, including map of grounds. Electronic catalogue with Internet access under development; at the moment, detailed descriptions of special holdings of rare books and manuscript are available.

The Newberry Library

Information about hours, access, collections, etc. No electronic access to catalogue at present.

American University Libraries

The Columbia University Libraries

Information about hours, access, collections, etc.; electronic access to recent catalog via Telnet (though it looks at first as if it's limited to Columbia people).

The Cornell University Library

Information about hours, access, collections, etc.; electronic access to experimental WWW catalog, or via Telnet.

The Harvard University Libraries

Information about hours, access, collections, etc.; electronic access to HOLLIS catalog via Telnet.

The Princeton University Libraries

Information about hours, access, collections, etc.; electronic access to post-1980 catalog via Telnet, and to a somewhat awkward pre-1980 catalog which displays images of actual catalog cards.

The Stanford University Libraries

Information about hours, access, collections, etc.; electronic access to catalog which includes special collections via Telnet.

The University of California (Berkeley) Library

Information about hours, access, collections, etc. and access to electronic MELVYL catalogue, which can be used as a union catalogue for all libraries in the U-of-C system. Also has links to a number of other academic libraries.

The University of Chicago Library

Information about hours, access, collections, etc. and access to electronic catalogue.

The University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) Library

Information about hours, access, collections, etc. Electronic access to catalog is cumbersome, starting with a Telnet connection to "Illinet," which is a list of links to many libraries in the state.

The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Library

Information about hours, access, collections, etc. and access to electronic MIRLYN catalogue.

The University of Texas (Austin) Library

Information about hours, access, collections, etc. and access to electronic UTNetCAT catalogue. A truly impressive site.

The University of Wisconsin (Madison) Library

Information about hours, access, collections, etc.--a very fancy site. Access to electronic MadCat catalogue via telnet connection.

The Yale University Library

Information about hours, access, collections, etc.; electronic access to catalog via Telnet and--supposedly-WWW.

Note: Peter Scott and Doug Macdonald, of the University of Saskatchewan Library, have created an extraordinarily comprehensive list of links to library catalogues on the World Wide Web.

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