The Hesburgh Libraries
The Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame contain 3 million volumes, 2 million microfiche units, more than 17,000 serial subscriptions, and 12,000 audio recordings—all in the service of connecting people to knowledge across space and time.
Collections in German Language, Literature, and Culture
The bulk of the collections in German Language, Literature, and Culture are housed on the 9th floor and the collections in Russian Language, Literature, and Culture are housed on the 8th floor of the main tower of Hesburgh Library. Subject Librarians Julia Schneider (German) and Natasha Lyandres (Russian) are available to help students with research projects pertaining to all aspects of German and Russian Studies.
The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections holds more than 175,000 volumes of printed books and periodicals, manuscripts ranging from medieval codices to contemporary works, and various other materials, such as printed ephemera, maps, newspapers, numismatic and philatelic items. Among the many noteworthy items pertaining to German Studies is a copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493).
The Extensive Reading Collection
The Hesburgh Library’s collection of extensive reading materials is located on the ground floor and comprises dozens of authentic sources for beginning and intermediate language learners, such as childrens’ books, graphic novels, and graded readers. All materials may be checked out through the regular library system.