Ladd Library


Information and Library Services supports the mission of Bates College by planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining reliable and responsive information resources, services and programs to meet the evolving needs of the college community.

  • Over 380 web-accessible databases
  • A CBB shared library catalog (Bates, Bowdoin and Colby)
  • The largest computer lab on campus, featuring collaborative seating and an instruction space
  • Seven group viewing and listening rooms
  • ARC (Academic Resource Commons), Computer Help Desk and Math/Statistics Workshop located in library
  • Study spaces for 943 students, including more than 450 with power connections and wireless network   access available in all library locations.
  • Archives, rare books and manuscripts in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library.
  • Depository for United States documents.

(Statistics from 2017-2018 Bates Facts)