Library Collections

The main book collection contains around 250,000 volumes, as well as around 1.6 million electronic resources, 1,200 microforms, 23,500 audio-visual items and more than 136,000 journals that include many full-text e-journal titles. Mossey Library also subscribes to local, state, national and international newspapers.

In addition to the main study and research collections, Mossey Library also contains a number of rare and special holdings, including the Ludwig von Mises, Russell Kirk, Richardson Heritage, and Richard Weaver collections. Early American Imprints 1639-1800 (Evans) is available online, and Western Americana is available in microfilm. These collections are supplemented by more than 47 million items available from over 400 libraries in the state of Michigan through MelCat (Michigan eLibrary Catalog) and 2 billion items available from over 25,000 institutional members of the OCLC library cooperative.

Hillsdale College is the place Ludwig von Mises chose in his will to be the recipient of his personal library. This important collection of materials related to business and economics is housed in the Ludwig von Mises Room in the Mossey Library and is available to Hillsdale faculty and students.

The Richardson Heritage Room, with its collection of rare and first-edition books offers the students the opportunity for quiet study in a remarkably beautiful setting. 


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