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New London: Historical Research Guide: Shain Library Collections

Researching any aspect of New London history can be tricky. This guide is intended to create a common starting place for college researchers from any field. If you have suggestions for improving the guide, please let us know.

Collections in Shain Library at Connecticut College

Find books and other documents in Shain Library

Organization of books in Shain Library:

  • Dewey Decimal Classification - older books in compact shelving (lower-level)
  • Government Documents - Connecticut & Federal documents in compact shelving (lower-level)
  • Juvenile Collection - children's books (part of the main circulating collection—2nd floor)
  • Library of Congress Classification - includes Reference (main floor), as well as the main circulating collection (2nd & 3rd floor)
  • Lear Center for Special Collections & Archives - rare & exceptional holdings available by appointment in the Lear Center (2nd floor)



Other libraries

Other area libraries with helpful collections are listed on the Organizations tab.


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