Archives & Special Collections

The Msgr. Wilfrid H. Paradis Archives & Special Collections department of the library serves as the repository of record for Saint Anselm College and collects print and manuscript resources to build our Special Collections.

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Curriculum Collection

The curriculum collection is designed to support the college's teacher training curriculum. The collection's first priority is meeting the information needs of active student teachers. It contains print and non-print materials used for preparation of lessons in secondary school classes in the areas of English, social studies, foreign language, mathematics, chemistry, and biology. 

Film Collection

Our large Film collection includes feature films, documentaries and foreign films in VHS, DVD and streaming formats. DVD and VHS are located on the Lower Level. View our list of DVD and VHS videos, organized from newest to oldest. Streaming media are available through several platforms and may be accessed through the library catalog or the A-Z Database List.

General Collection

Materials in the General Collection are shelved according to Library of Congress call numbers. These materials are available to be checked out and are located on all three levels of the library. 

Government Documents

We are a participating library of the Federal Depository Library Program. As such, we offer access to both print and electronic government document collections. We also provide access to New Hampshire state government documents. Both state and federal government publications are shelved in the government documents area on the Lower Level, and electronic documents are accessible through our library catalog. For more information, see our Guide to Government Publications.

Krantz Music Collection

Named in memory of Professor Stephen Krantz, this collection of CDs supports the college's music curriculum and includes classical, rock, and rap artists. The collection is housed on the Lower Level of the library. View our list of CDs in our collection, organized from newest to oldest.


Our map collection includes CIA country maps and USGS topographic maps for NH, and is housed on the Lower Level of the library. For more map resources, see our Research Guide to Maps.


We have a large collection of materials on microfilm and microfiche, including past issues of newspapers and journals, U.S. Congressional Hearings, books, and primary source collections. These materials are kept on the Lower Level of the library. Reader/printers are available for these resources.


We keep back issues of newspapers on the Lower Level of the library. Search the library catalog record for retention periods. Additional newspaper titles are available online. For more resources, see our Research Guide to Newspapers.

Oversize Books

Books too large for standard shelving are located on the Upper Level of the library.


Print periodicals are shelved alphabetically and located on the Lower Level; some issues are available in microform. Current issues of are available in the Reading Room on the Main Level. Additionally, Most periodical titles are available online in full text. Consult the library catalog, Journal Finder, or a reference librarian for further information and assistance.


Located on the Main Level, Reference materials such as subject encyclopedias and companions are a great starting point for research. These materials can not be checked out. Many reference materials are now available online and are accessible through the library catalog or the A-Z Database page.

Other College Collections

Abbey Library

Items in the Abbey Library may be available for in-library use upon request. Please see the Circulation staff for details.

New Hampshire Institute of Politics

Items in the New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP) Research Center are included in the library catalog; these materials are non-circulating.

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