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In Evergreen’s archives you’ll find the history of the college, including digital copies of the original Cooper Point Journal and its predecessor, the Weakly Drag, the historical collection of Evergreen’s documents, works by authors from Evergreen, and more.

We are also a member institution of the Northwest Digital Archives (NWDA) which provides access to descriptions of primary sources in the Northwestern United States, including correspondence, diaries, and photographs. Digital reproductions of primary sources are available in some cases.

Make an appointment with the archivist to discuss your research needs, have items brought out from the archive, and use archival materials.

Opening reception for the gallery show of botanical drawings by the students of Picturing Plants in the Library

Opening reception for the gallery show of botanical drawings by the students of Picturing Plants in the Library.

Art In The Library

Display cases

Each quarter, examples of program work are displayed in the library.

Recent featured programs include woodcarving from Studio Projects: Tradition and Innovation and illustration from Picturing Plants.

Permanent collection

The library’s permanent art displays include work by faculty, a stained-glass installation, a multilingual quilt-themed mosaic, and the magnificent 1970s-era doors from the college's original art gallery.

Master in Teaching Curriculum Room

We host a collection of teaching tools and reference materials for students in the MiT program. It includes teacher's editions of textbooks as well as innovative tools like puppets and games. It's also a great place to study. You do not need to be in the Master in Teaching program to use these resources! Go to the west end of the third floor to check it out.

Children’s Literature

Also on the third floor we have a room full of children's and young adult books. Evergreen's Children’s Center occasionally displays student projects here as well.

One of many hidden treasures in the Library’s rare books room

One of the many hidden treasures in the Library’s rare books room.

Rare Book Room

Explore the art of the book with rare and unusual items. We have focused this collection around several formats — handmade and small press books, miniature books, and trade books that are both rare and beautiful to look at, touch, and read.

In addition, we collect books with regional content and themes, including Northwest authors, Northwest history, and diverse antiquities donated by people who live in the Northwest region.

The Rare Book Room has limited hours which are posted on the door. Email Rare Books Room staff or call (360) 867-6487 to make an appointment.

The map collection

The map collection includes globes as well as oversized wall maps and USGS quads for Washington and Oregon.

Specialized Collections

  • Sound and Image Library (SAIL): In addition to many films on VHS, DVD, CDs, and audiobooks, the Sound and Image Library collection boasts an extensive record collection. More than 5,000 LPs are available for check out.
  • Map Collection: Maps of all shapes and sizes. Explore cartography with pulldown maps, globs, marine navigation maps, and every USGS quad for Washington and Oregon.
  • Summit: As a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, you have access to the physical circulating collections of 36 other academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest. Find them in our library catalog using the Evergreen + Summit search option. Current faculty, staff, and students can order a Summit book or film and have it in 3-5 business days.

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