About Tisch Library

Welcome to Tisch Library

library viewed from green hills, boston skyline in backgroundTisch Library viewed from President's Lawn

"Tufts is a student-centered research university dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge." (from University mission statement) Tisch Library is a strong partner in the pursuit of this mission. We do this by:

  • Supporting and teaching the research process
  • Enabling inquiry, discovery, creation and sharing of knowledge
  • Contributing to the worldwide stewardship of the scholarly record

Tisch serves as the primary library and a core teaching resource for the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering, while collaborating with other libraries and units to provide essential services to the entire Tufts community. - Library mission statement, November 2014


Libraries in the twenty-first century remain as intellectual laboratories for scholars and students. Tools and modes for knowledge work are evolving. The Tisch Library is an adaptive space, seeking to accommodate and anticipate new learning modes while supporting core and traditional research and study.

The largest of the Tufts Libraries,Tisch Library serves the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering, and the SMFA at Tufts. We have expert staff at Tisch and its two branches, the Lilly Music Library and the W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Library at the SMFA. Our collections and physical spaces are extensive. All three locations welcome the entire Tufts Community as they pursue their teaching, learning and research.

The Tisch Library building is also the location of several other Tufts resources and offices, including the Digital Collections and Archives, Library Technology Services, the DataLab, and several academic classrooms. The history of libraries for the School of Arts and Sciences can be found by viewing key sections of the Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts University. See in particular entries for Eaton Hall (Eaton Memorial Library), Wessell Library, and the Tisch Library entry.

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Tisch Organization Chart

PDF of our organization chart

Strategic Plan 2015-2017

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