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. 

DVD / Video Collection

Our large DVD/video collection includes feature films, e.g., Academy Award winners, as well as documentaries and foreign films. Here is a list of videos in our collection, organized from newest to oldest.

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 online 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. Check the catalog record for retention periods. Additional newspaper titles are available online. For more resources, see our Research Guide to Newspapers.

Oversize Books

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


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


Reference materials such as subject encyclopedias and companions are a great starting point for research. These materials can not be checked out. Most are located on the Main Level, while older reference materials are housed on the Lower Level. Many reference materials are now available online; for a list organized by subject, see our E-Reference Resources 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 cataloged in Geisel Library's online catalog; these materials are non-circulating.

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