Edsel Ford Memorial Library

The Edsel Ford Memorial Library stands in solidarity with BIPOC


About the Library

The Edsel Ford Memorial Library provides students with a wealth of research tools — and an ideal place for both individual and group study.

In addition to cozy armchairs and quiet study carrels, the library offers ample space for collaborative work: a smart classroom, a media viewing room, and several meeting (group study) rooms. Wireless computer access is available throughout the building, and students can check out a variety of equipment, such as computers, calculators, and cameras.

Other library services:

  • Departmental Liaison Program
  • Research Consultations
  • Interlibrary Loans
  • Spaces to study, meet, and socialize
  • Classrooms and viewing rooms
  • Children's Library

Beyond the library’s collection of books and multimedia, students can access a wide range of online databases for research. Each academic department has a designated librarian to help students make the most of the library’s resources, and a knowledgeable staff is available during library hours to provide assistance.


School News & Stories

COVID-19 Notice

Like the Hotchkiss campus, the Edsel Ford Memorial Library is closed to the public. While students and faculty can enter the library to access classrooms and study spaces, only library staff can access the library collection.

Requests for all library materials should be made via bearcat.hotchkiss.org.

Archives and Special Collections are available for questions. For a deeper dive, students and faculty should look at A&SC's exhibit page.

Library Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 6 - 10 p.m.


8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 6 - 9 p.m.


8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.


12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The library is open to the on-campus community and invited guests only. Outside community members are restricted at this time.

During breaks, our hours may vary.

For the Hotchkiss Community only



Meet the Staff

Joan Baldwin

Curator of Special Collections

Lorraine Cleaveland

Circulation Desk Assistant
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