Carroll College, Helena Montana

Library Collections


The Library collection includes about 160,000 circulating titles. Print books are located on the lower level of the Library, and electronic books are accessible via the Library's catalog. The books are arranged according to the Library of Congress classification system (LC).

Reference Books

The Corette Library's Reference Collection includes about 2000 print titles (noncirculating). Reference works are also available online in various databases, and as individual electronic works.

Government Documents

The Library is a partial depository for U.S. federal government documents, receiving publications primarily in the areas of health, justice, education, international affairs, and the environment.

With few exceptions, print documents are housed in the northeast corner of the library. U.S. Federal government documents are arranged accoring to the Superintendent of Documents (SUDOC) classification system. All documents may be checked out.

Library users may search for documents dating back to 1976 using the United States Catalog of Government Documents. Users may also search for documents dating before 1976 using annual print indexes.

Please ask a reference librarian for assistance. Certain documents are described in the Library's catalog, and may link to full text. Many documents are also available on the Web.


A small number of pinrt newspapers are located on the Library's upper level, around the corner from the information desk. Back issues of many newspapers are kept for one month.

Many newspapers are available in full text through our electronic collections.


The Library subscribes to a small number of print periodicals and holds approximately 1000 titles. The Library provides electronic access to thousands of full text journals through its electronic collections.

The print journals are located on the top floor of the Library, arranged according to the Library of Congress classification system (LC).


Carroll College honors theses 2011 and older are shelved on the Library's lower level in their own section (TH).

All theses are arranged first chronologically, and then alphabetically by author's last name. Theses are also included in the Library's catalog, and are searchable by subject, keyword, etc.

The Library houses two copies of each thesis: one which may be checked out (circulating), and one which must remain in the Library at all times (non-circulating).

Theses 2011 and newer are avaliable electronically.

Videos / DVDs

The Library has a collection of DVDs and videos available for instructional use. Members of the General Public do not have access to this collection. Videos/DVDs that have been placed on reserve may circulate to students for a period designated by the professor.

All videos/DVDs are described in the Library's catalog.