The Collections Fund for the MacOdrum Library supports the acquisition of  up-to-date and relevant resources, ensuring students have access to a variety of materials throughout their studies at Carleton. Enhanced library collections are central to supporting quality research, teaching, and learning at Carleton.

The current wish list for the MacOdrum Library includes:

  • MULTI-DISCIPLINARY JOURNAL ARCHIVES: Ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 each, the purchase of journal archives helps fill gaps in the Library’s collection and offers a more comprehensive resource for patrons. Investing in journal backfiles supports long-term access to academic content for future generations.
  • PRIMARY SOURCE DATABASES: The Library strives to build a diverse collection that includes the voices and expressions of members of underrepresented communities. Ranging from $10,000 to $20,000, primary source databases offer first-hand accounts and creative expressions from individuals who experienced the events being documented.
  • OXFORD BIBILIOGRAPHIES: Priced at $10,000 each, Oxford Bibliographies are an authoritative guide to the current scholarship in various disciplines, containing original commentary and annotations curated by subject experts. The Library is seeking to expand our existing collection of bibliographies to include subject guides for African Studies, Geography, and Social Work, among others.