Libraries & Departments

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is Tulane University's main library with nearly 4 million volumes, articles from more than 60,000 journals, more than 600 online databases, over 100 computers with specialized software, more than 38,000 audio recordings, and more than 21,000 DVDs. In the library you will find expert research help from librarians, extensive special collections, technology assistance, printers, and a coffee shop.

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Howard-Tilton Libraries & Departments

Photo of Richardson Memorial Hall, home to the Architecture Library
The Architecture Library, previously located in Richardson Memorial Hall on Tulane University's Uptown campus, closed as a branch library in July 2020. The Architecture Collection itself has been relocated to Howard-Tilton Memorial Library and continues to serve the immediate needs of students and faculty with periodicals, reference materials, course reserves, and books relevant to architecture, historic preservation, and real estate development.
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Black and White image of Jazz Band
The Hogan Jazz Archive is the leading research center for the study of New Orleans jazz and related musical genres, including New Orleans ragtime, gospel, blues, rhythm and blues, and Creole songs.
Latin American Library lobby
The Latin American Library is among the world's foremost collections of Latin American research materials and one of the most comprehensive of its kind with over 510,000 volumes, 640 current periodical subscriptions, substantial collections of rare books, ephemera, manuscripts and an image archive, as well as a growing number of electronic resources.
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Black and White Image of a Bird
The Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive research center for New Orleans and the second largest for Louisiana. As an integrated research library and archives, LaRC offers a full range of library and archival research resources, from books and manuscripts to maps and images.
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Matas Library Common room
The Rudolph Matas Library is the primary resource library for the Tulane University Health Sciences Center comprising the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and the National Primate Center.
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Math Library Building
The Math Library serves the faculty and graduate students of the Mathematics Department and all other sections of Tulane University in mathematics oriented research, as well as the New Orleans academic community.
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Students using media services
Located on the 6th floor of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Media Services is home to the state’s largest international collection of circulating documentaries, feature films, television shows, and music.
Open rare book
Special Collections' Rare Books unit preserves approximately 50,000 titles dating from a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible (ca. 1456) to recent first editions.
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Southeastern Architectural Archive building
The Southeastern Architectural Archive is the largest repository of architectural records in the southern United States. The SEAA has progressively sought to enhance the preservation and conservation of architectural records associated with the built environment of the southeastern Gulf Region.
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Tulane Archives
The University Archives comprises one of our richest sources of information on campus. We invite you to visit the "physical memory" of Tulane University.
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Amistad Research Center
The Amistad Research Center is the nation's oldest, largest and most comprehensive independent archive specializing in the history of African Americans and other ethnic minorities.
Law Library long tables
The Law Library's primary mission is to serve the educational and research needs of the faculty, students and staff of Tulane University Law School.
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Exterior view of The Commons
The Newcomb Archives and Nadine Robbert Vorhoff Collection preserve, collect and make available records and other materials documenting the legacy of Newcomb College and the history of women and gender in the Gulf South.
Turchin Business Library
The primary mission of the Lillian A. and Robert L. Turchin Library is to serve the research needs of the students, faculty, and staff of the A.B. Freeman School of Business.
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