Special Collections

The library offers many unique materials, from rare books to digital art objects.

Joint Archives of Holland

The Joint Archives of Holland collects the institutional records and personal papers of Hope College and Western Theological Seminary, as well as local history materials related to the greater Holland area.

Go to the Joint Archives website

Digital Commons

Digital Commons presents scholarly work by members of the Hope College community, as well as digitized versions of college publications such as the Milestone and the Anchor.

Go to Digital Commons

ContentDM Image Collections

ContentDM image collections document the history of Hope College and Holland using photographs and artwork. The materials cover a range of topics, including historic buildings, landmarks and postcards.

Go to ContentDM

Shared Shelf Image Collections

As a participant in the CIC Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research, Hope College is using the digital asset management service Shared Shelf to build and provide access to collections of documents, images, videos, and audio. These collections, some of which are publicly available, include materials from the Kruizenga Art Museum and Joint Archives of Holland, as well as faculty and student works.

Go to Shared Shelf Commons

Rare Books Collection

The Rare Books Collection includes early books on science, art, the history of the Netherlands and Dutch settlers in America, and an assortment of Bibles.

Explore the Rare Books Collection

Curriculum Library

The Curriculum Library provides resources to the Hope College community, with a particular focus on education majors. Materials include juvenile and young adult fiction, textbooks, activity and idea books, curriculum guides, games and reference materials for grades K–12.

Learn more about the Curriculum Library