When you enter the light-filled F. W. Olin Library, you’re surrounded by centuries of knowledge spanning the arts and sciences. Search the catalog of more than 240,000 volumes or explore the Special Collections in the Heller Rare Book Room—which include thousands of rare books and manuscripts including a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio, a Mozart manuscript, and a leaf from a Gutenberg Bible. We're known for our special collections in literature, history, women's studies, art, and music—resources that will help support your studies at Mills.
The inside of our library is designed to provide a spacious, open environment for your comfort and accessibility. Our 280 individual study nooks give you privacy throughout the library where you can also access a listening/viewing room with fully equipped audiovisual stations.
Free Wi-Fi and power outlets keep you plugged in as you study, and we offer the perfect spaces for working on your own or collaborating in our special group study rooms. You can take a break in the student lounge, particularly when you’re hitting the books late at night. We’re even open until midnight four days a week.
The library also serves as your gateway to a world of online databases not available to the general public. You can even request a personal librarian who will help you get started with a research project and point you in the right direction for the best resources.