The Cabot Science Library collections have two components:
1. A broad, basic/general collection of materials covering all fields of the sciences and some social sciences (e.g. psychology);
2. Deep, research collections in the following areas:
- Mathematics (pure & theoretical)
- Earth & Planetary Sciences
- Applied Sciences, including Computer Science
- Molecular & Cellular Plant Biology
These materials are often available in multiple formats (e.g. print books and electronic books). The vast majority of materials are available in electronic formats, and a large print collection is maintained in off-site storage.
Cabot Library also offers a number of databases to support your research and teaching needs, including the following:
The Gardner Collection of Photographs is a significant illustration of turn-of-the-century landscape photography in the United States and boasts photographs that were taken by several important photographers of the day, including Seneca Ray Stoddard, Nathaniel Livermore Stebbins, and Baldwin Coolidge. In addition to its significance for geological research, the collection also offers vivid visual documentation of a landscape lost forever to the urbanization and development of the New England countryside.