Sherrill Library is the main library of Lesley University and Episcopal Divinity School, located at 89 Brattle Street on the Brattle Campus in Cambridge, MA. It houses the major collections of books, journals, videos, and teaching resources, as well as study spaces, administrative offices, and the University Archives.
Sherrill Library, built in 1965 and named for Henry Knox Sherrill, the twentieth presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church is a joint Library for Lesley University and Episcopal Divinity School. Sherrill Library houses over 140,000 print titles and many print journal subscriptions in addition to a growing list of electronic resources. The various collections in the Library are strong in all curricular areas, with an emphasis on education, expressive arts therapies, psychology, human services, management, environmental studies, religion, biblical studies, and Episcopal Church history. The Library is a member of the Fenway Library Consortium (FLC), a
cooperating group of 16 libraries which allow students and faculty
access to one another's collections. We also participate in Fenway
Libraries Online (FLO), which allows library users to check a union catalog of the holdings of
10 of these libraries.
The main library book collection is complemented by a Reference Collection which includes general and specialized reference sources in religion, education, psychology, social sciences, management, and the liberal arts. Standard sources, including encyclopedias, handbooks, indexes, almanacs, dictionaries, and directories, provide a core collection of basic reference materials. This collection remains in the library and is available for use on the premises by all users who visit the Brattle campus. These physical materials supplement our electronic reference resources.
The Journals Collection includes all current subscriptions to journals and periodicals as well as bound back issues of many titles. Most extensive journal coverage exists in education, expressive arts therapies, psychology, biblical studies, and religion. Moderate coverage exists in the areas of human services, management, social sciences, and computers. Liberal arts, physical sciences, and general interest periodicals are covered selectively. The Library also subscribes to online databases which index articles in journals and periodicals. Full text articles are available in these databases and are accessible by authorized users from each school through their respective network portals. Print periodicals are available to all visitors who come into the Library.
The New and Noteworthy Collection includes books and other materials temporarily on display in the Atrium and represents a cross section of titles from the Library’s new acquisitions. For a complete list of all new titles, please see our New Titles list. A small collection of popular fiction and nonfiction for casual reading is also housed here.
On the Lower Level of the Library building, the Teaching Resources Collection houses the a unique collection of teaching resource materials and an excellent juvenile literature collection.
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Sherrill Library: 617.349.8850 89 Brattle St., Brattle CampusMoriarty Library: 617.349.8070 1801 Massachusetts Ave., Porter CampusUniversity Archives: 617.349.857389 Brattle St., Brattle Campus