The Catholic University of America

 University Libraries

As an integral component of the academic process, the University Libraries support and enrich the instructional, research, and service programs of the Catholic University and provide access to our cultural and intellectual heritage.
The Libraries carry out its mission by:
  • Maintaining a collection of more than 1.3 million print volumes, 45,000 full-text electronic journals and books, and one hundred electronic databases. 
  • Supporting the research and scholarly needs of students and faculty members
  • Providing users with access to materials not owned by the Libraries
  • Equipping users with the skills and resources needed for continuous lifelong learning

The following amenities and services are available to all graduate students: borrowing at the University Libraries, as well as all Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) libraries; interlibrary loan; document delivery; group and quiet study; instruction and research consultation; wireless access in the Libraries; remote access to electronic resources; lockers; scanning and photocopying services; reference assistance (in-person, phone, email); and My Library Account (renew books, track requests, check fines owed). 

Special collections offer unique opportunities to use rare and primary and primary resources and include: the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives, Rare Books/ Special Collections, the Semitics/ICOR Library, and the Oliveira Lima Library

The Catholic University of America Libraries are committed to providing CUA students with equal access to its resources. To reach this goal, the Libraries provide appropriate accommodations to Catholic University students with special needs. 

For additional information, please visit the University Libraries of the web.