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Duggan Library

About the Library

The Duggan Library, dedicated in 1973, is an integral part of the educational process at Hanover College and a primary goal of the library staff is to develop in Hanover students the lifelong skills necessary to make intelligent use of information. The library houses the College's collection of over half a million volumes (print and electronic), along with an extensive A/V collection. The library provides access to over 100 databases covering all academic subjects, linking to thousands full-text articles, e-books, and streaming media holdings.

The library has served as a Government Depository since 1892 and holds a wide range of historical as well as current government publications.

A major component of the library is the Hanover College Archives and Special Collections, which preserves and makes available the College's records, rare books, photographs, manuscripts, as well as housing the Indiana Presbyterian Archives Collections.

Along with the circulation of materials, library services consist of reference and research assistance, classroom instruction, interlibrary loan and new technologies supporting the curriculum. The Duggan Library is a member of several library consortia, which serve to enhance services and provide additional resources through collaborative partnerships with libraries across Indiana.

Facility resources include wifi, individual study carrels, A/V carrels, a Media Tech room, group study rooms, and an archives research room. In addition, Duggan houses a 24-hour computer lab and the Gladish Learning and Teaching Center.

Mission Statement

The Duggan Library vigorously and visibly sustains the distinctive mission and vision of Hanover College. By offering unimpeded access to quality resources, services, and programs, we nurture and challenge users to take responsibility for maximizing their potential as scholars. Supporting a diverse intellectual community, the library staff works together in providing meaningful contributions to the College's unique teaching and learning environment through:

  • Library and information literacy instruction

  • Collection development of materials in print, audiovisual, electronic and other formats as appropriate in support of the curriculum [Collection Development policy; Gift/Donation policy]

  • Preservation and access to library materials

  • Interlibrary Loan

  • Reference service

  • Consortial alliances

  • Participation in the Government Document Federal Depository Program

  • Archives and Special collections

  • Standard library cataloging and classification practices

  • Copyright compliance

  • Collaboration with campus and community constituencies

  • Providing public computers and other necessary equipment

  • Appropriate staffing, facilities, furnishings, and open hours

  • Effective web site presence and content

  • Assessment of resources, services, and programs