Best Wishes for 2021! From the Collins Memorial Library

This photo is from A Sound Past (  Did you know that to address a shortage of student housing, five 20′ by 40′ A-Frames were constructed in 1969 in the woods south of the Music Building?  Later a few chalets were built. This photo was taken after a snowfall in
December of 1985. The A-frames and chalets were removed in 1998.  READ MORE...

Collins Library Book Collecting Contest 2021!

Submit your entry by Friday, March 26, 2021, 5:00 pm!  

The aim of this competition is to encourage full-time students at Puget Sound to read for enjoyment and to develop personal libraries throughout their lives, to appreciate the special qualities of printed or illustrated works, and to read, research and preserve the collected works for pleasure and scholarship.  READ MORE...

Spring Semester 2021 Space & Services

Download information about the Spring Semester 2021 library reopening. Read about our study spaces, borrowing, and academic support.  Download PDF.

Reserve a Study Space

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The Art of the Book… on Postage Stamps

With all the talk about the USPS, it got me thinking about mailing and stamps. In a recent move I uncovered my father's boyhood stamp collection and in talking with local artist and collector, Mark Hoppmann, learned about his collection of stamps including those depicting books.  READ MORE...

From the Archives & Special Collections: Women’s Suffrage Postcards

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed the constitutional right of women to vote. In honor of this, we are highlighting our Collection of Women’s Suffrage materials, which includes postcards, photographs, and ephemera related to the suffrage movement.  READ MORE...

The University of Puget Sound’s Artists’ Books Collection is live!!

As an avid bookworm and visual artist, I was surprised I had not been introduced to this medium before but now these books often run through the back of my mind. When I started working on the artists’ books project, it was just a job that I felt extremely lucky to be enjoying. However, as I opened box after box of these amazing works, I became utterly lost in the minds of these creators. 

From the Archives & Special Collections: The Abby Williams Hill Journals

In August 2019, the Archives & Special Collections received a Washington Digital Heritage grant to digitize, transcribe, and make available online nine journals written by the artist Abby Williams Hill (1861-1943).

The fourth piece in our digital collection is a daybook from the summer of 1903. That year, Hill secured a contract with the Great Northern Railway to paint scenery along their rail line in the North Cascade Mountains in Washington State.  READ MORE...

COVID-19: Archive Your Experience!

We are living during a time of immense change and uncertainty--a time that researchers in the future will be eager to learn about. What records are we leaving behind for future Loggers to learn from? The Archives & Special Collections is launching a campus-wide project to encourage Puget Sound students, faculty, and staff to document their personal experiences and contribute them to the archives.  READ MORE...

Black Lives Matter

Collins Library Supports Black Lives Matter.  We are updating resources during this difficult time.  Please check our LibGuide and also this resource list on resources that address racism. 

Please feel free to email for resources you would like to see added to our collection. Collins Memorial Library joins with our colleagues from the American Library Association and libraries  across the nation in condemning violence and racism towards Black people and all People of Color

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