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Collections & Archives

Physical Collections

Government Publications

A depository for publications from the US government, Canada, the United Nations, the European Union and the State of Washington

Map Collection & Cartographic Information Services

Premier collection of maps in Washington state.

Media Center (CDs, DVDs, and more)

Largest academic audiovisual media collection in the NW

Microforms & Newspapers Collection

A large current international and domestic newspaper collection, with emphasis on Slavic, South and Southeast Asian papers and a selection of American and European papers

Special Collections

The Libraries' major resource of rare published and archival materials covering a broad range of topics, formats and periods. Strengths in Pacific NW history; architecture; book arts; 19th c. American literature; historical photography; historical children's literature. Also home to the University of Washington Archives.

UW Branch Libraries

Branch libraries focus collections and services for Art, Built Environments, Business, Drama, East Asia, Engineering, Health Sciences, Math, Music, and more.


Digital Collections

Rare and unique digital photographs, maps, newspapers, posters, reports and other media from the UW Libraries, Special Collections, UW Faculty and Departments, and other partnering organizations.

ResearchWorks Archive

Products of researchers at the UW including data sets, monographs images, journal articles and technical reports.