St. Olaf College Libraries

About the Libraries

Campus Libraries

Hustad Science Library
Located on the main floor of the Science Center and houses all science books (LC class "Q") including biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics.


Halvorson Music Library
Located on the first floor of Christiansen Hall of Music and houses all the music books and scores (LC class "M") as well as music periodicals, sound recordings, music videos, and choral music.


Rolvaag Memorial Library
Contains the major portion of the St. Olaf Libraries' collection, including books, periodicals, government publications, and videos. It also houses the main reference collection.

Library Information

Library Staff & Departments
Complete listing of library staff and departments.

Genealogy Resources
Interested in visiting St. Olaf to research your Norwegian ancestry? Find out about our resources here.


About the Libraries
Find out about the Libraries' purpose, as well as our resources and how to locate them.


Food & Drink Policy
Food and drink policy for the Rolvaag Library.


Special Collections

St. Olaf College Archives
(Shaw-Olson Center for College History)
A repository of historical materials relating to the founding and growth of St. Olaf College including photographs, minutes, correspondences, reports, an index to The Manitou Messenger, and much more. Located in the Special Collections area of the Rolvaag Library building.


Howard and Edna Hong Kierkegaard Library
Supports the study of the life and thought of 19th-century Danish philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard. Located in the Special Collections area of the Rolvaag Library building.


Norwegian-American Historical Assocation (NAHA)
An archives of letters, papers, books, periodicals, and newspapers related to Norwegian-American life. Located in the Special Collections area of the Rolvaag Library building.