The Wallace Library is an interesting and iconic building on campus. Librarians are delighted to help you with access to our collections and with your research. The library houses many opportunities for your to study in quiet spaces, with groups, and to seek assistance from a librarian. You will find information desks staffed by students on several floors of the library, where you can ask questions and get help as you find your way. We encourage you to explore the building to find your favorite study nook!


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Using Library Resources


Need help navigating the library and finding sources?

  • Make an appointment or ask a librarian a question
  • Search our FAQs
  • Check out our quick and informative research modules:
    • Research Process - learn about the complexity of the research process and strategies to make it easier to navigate
    • Developing Keywords - learn about keywords and strategies for brainstorming and using them
    • Basic Database Searching - learn about databases, how to pick the right one, and how to search them effectively 
    • Literature Review - learn what a literature review is and now to find and organize sources in order to write one
    • Copyright - learn about the applications of copyright, intellectual property, fair use, and creative commons and how to use licensed materials properly
    • Citations - learn about when and why to cite sources, the parts of a citation, and different citation styles


Using Library Spaces

Get lost in the library! No, seriously, it's a complicated building. There are spaces for quiet and collaborative study, computers and printers, lounge spaces, seats hidden deep in the books - no matter your study style, there is a space for you!

  • Bring our Wheaton ID. It's your door key and library card.
  • Leave the snacks at home, but feel free to bring a drink with you--just put a lid on it!
  • Working on a group project? Reserve a Collaboration Room.


Meet With Your Librarian

Librarians help with your academic work - and the research shows that you'll do better if you work with one. They fill very different roles within the library; some work with the collections, by organizing and classifying materials, others provide digital support, and the rest teach and provide help with research assignments. Schedule an appointment with a librarian today!


Research Guides

Our librarians created Research Guides to help you identify the best library resources for your assignment. Find the guide that best matches the topic you are researching, and discover new resources that can help streamline your search.



The library oversees instructional technology for Wheaton. Have questions about onCourse? Ask them here.



The Wallace Library staff is committed to providing access to all collections, services, and programs to all members of the Wheaton Community. You can find more information on our website. For immediate questions and support, please visit the Information and Circulation Desk on the Main Level, call (508) 286-8224 or email


Printing & Computers

There are 5 multi-function printers available for your use in the library. 4 are on the main level across from the information desk; 1 is on the Periodicals level near our accessible entrance. Here's a guide to printing.

Computers are available for your use in the library - click for more details on availability and location. Here's a list of software available in the library. You can also access most of this software from your own computer by connecting to the virtual desktop.


Library Jargon

Like all of academia (and the world), libraries have their terminologies. Not sure what a word means? Check here.


Student Advisory Board

We want you to help us make the library better. Contact us to learn more about joining the Student Advisory Board!