Books, journals, art images, videos, databases, teaching resources, and tests support student and faculty research on-campus, off-campus, and online.
The books include 140,000 print books at Sherrill Library, 12,000 art books in the College of Art and Design Library, 85,000 e-books, and 13,000 children's literature titles. Search the FLO Library Catalog for specific titles. View a sampling of new e-books at E-Books - New & Noteworthy.
The library subscribes to print and online journals. They include scholarly and professional journals in Lesley fields of study and a number of general interest magazines and newspapers. For specific titles, see the online Journals List.
The library has 1500 titles, all selected to align with Lesley courses and to support students in their developing professional roles. Media circulates to Lesley University students, faculty, and staff. The video collection can be searched via the Video Catalog, or the FLO Library catalog. The library also provides access to thousands of streaming videos.
The College of Art and Design Library maintains and develops multiple image collections that support the fine arts, art history, illustration, design, animation, and photography curricula. Among the library databases are collections of images from museums, galleries, and archives. For descriptions and access to these collections see the Art Images Research Guide.
The library subscribes to 90 databases giving access to the online resources
described above. The list of database titles may be viewed at Databases and Scholarly Web Resources.
Remote access is restricted to Lesley students, faculty and staff.
Alumni have access to a small set of databases through the Alumni
Office. Guests may use databases in the library.
The library maintains an open access digital repository of academic work by the Lesley community. S@L holds digital copies of dissertations from the Graduate School of Education and the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences. Search S@L at http://ir.flo.org/lesley
The Teaching Resources Collection (TRC) in the Sherrill Library consists of resources for working with children. It includes K-8 curriculum materials and the Evelyn M. Finnegan Collection of high quality children's literature. These resources are used by students for teaching and counseling, class assignments, internships, and practicums. All titles are described in the FLO Library Catalog.
The Test Collection provides assessment instruments commonly used by qualified professionals in Education, Psychology and Expressive Therapies. Titles are selected in cooperation with assessment faculty, who arrange for student access as required for course assignments. Read more in the Test Collection Guide.
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