Library & Technology

Wellesley College joins HathiTrust

Wellesley College is now a member of HathiTrust, a global collaborative of research and academic libraries working towards its mission to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection.

Find out more about HathiTrust and how you can use it for your research here.

Clapp Library Tables Marked for Physical Distancing

Clark Reading Room Tables Marked for Physical Distancing

Pictured above is a view of Clapp Library study tables marked for physical distancing. Information on visiting the library is available at  

Announcing: Wellesley Libraries To Go Service

Starting in Clapp and Art Libraries on August 26, and Music on August 31, we will begin offering Wellesley Libraries To Go!
This "curbside" pick-up service lets faculty, staff, and on-campus students who want to check out physical items request those items and arrange to collect them from outside the libraries. This will help protect everyone's health and safety by decreasing the number of people in the libraries.
Requests can be submitted using this form.  When the items have been located, the requestor is notified via email and sent another form to arrange the pick-up.  The items are checked out and bagged (bags courtesy of the Friends of the Library) and left outside the library at a prearranged time.  The pick-up location for Clapp is outside the Knapp entrance.  The locations for Art and Music are outside the libraries (but inside the building). 


Documenting the Wellesley College COVID-19 Experience

The Wellesley College archives is excited to announce the launch of "Documenting the Wellesley College COVID-19 Experience." This project aims to crowdsource born digital materials related to the Wellesley College community's experience with life during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The archives is seeking donations from members of the Wellesley College community, including staff, faculty, students, and alumnae. Donations can include anything from artistic endeavors such as poetry, to assignments that had to be transitioned amidst switching to virtual teaching, to photographs - anything that speaks to this unprecedented time and how it has affected life for the Wellesley community. Donations will become a part of the official college record of this time we are living through and will be preserved as a part of our emerging COVID-19 collection.

The archives needs your help! Please submit donations here:

We hope to collect material from the most diverse pool of community members as possible. If you have technology questions about submitting, or general questions about the process, please feel free to contact us at or 781-283-3745. Donations will be accepted on an ongoing basis.