Hutchins Library

The three-story Hutchins Library serves as Berea’s center of research, study, and educational technology. The building features research assistance areas, classrooms, educational technology labs, group study spaces, individual carrels, and seating areas to accommodate group projects, study groups, consultations with librarians and teaching assistants, and individual studying. Hutchins Library houses over 345,000 books, CDs, DVDs, and videos to support student and faculty research. An extensive collection of electronic resources (reference materials, books, journals, and streaming media) is available 24/7. Sources of historic information specific to the Appalachian region are housed on the lower level. Among its treasures are many rare manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings, and books; the College’s archives; the Weatherford-Hammond Appalachian Collection of publications; the Sound Archives of regional music and field recordings; and the Shedd Memorial Collection of Abraham Lincoln materials.