Policies and General Information
The UVM libraries are composed of three physical entities: the Bailey/Howe Library, the Dana Medical Library (in the Health Sciences Education Center), and the Library Research Annex (on East Avenue, housing university archives and manuscripts, Congressional and public policy papers, and lesser used or fragile materials.
Bailey/Howe provides service, print, and electronic resources relating to the humanities, social sciences, and many of the sciences. As the largest research library in Vermont, Bailey/Howe is home to a Special Collections department that contains a comprehensive collection of Vermont materials, rare books, literary and historical materials, and important pubic policy papers. It is a depository for U.S. and Canadian government publications, and provides a full service Patent and Trademark Depository Library. The library also houses extensive map and media collections.
The University Libraries’ website serves as a gateway to services and collections, which are increasingly available in electronic form. UVM affiliates can access library resources from remote locations. The university libraries make the university's signature collections available to users in digital form at the UVM Libraries' Center for Digital Initiatives website.