Musselman Library’s main collection is comprised of over 400,000 physical volumes and over 1,000,000 electronic resources. These materials represent a plurality of voices and scholarship in support of Gettysburg College's liberal arts curriculum. This collection is constantly enhanced with new, significant, and diverse materials in accordance with the values expressed in Musselman Library’s Collection Development Policy. These works are selected to be a source of creative and intellectual connection for the Gettysburg College community. To search our main collection, visit our library catalog or explore some of our featured collections below.
Recommend a Purchase
The library welcomes requests or recommendations for additions to our collection. Please consider the following guidelines when submitting a request to purchase:
- Purchases must fit within the scope of the library's Collection Development Policy.
- Recommendations may be forwarded to the relevant Librarian Liaison for review.
- Receipt of items may vary depending on publisher, format, and availability.
Film & Popular Reading Collections
As part of Musselman Library's philosophy to explore creative and intellectual pursuits, the library actively collects leisure reading and viewing materials. These may include literary and genre fiction, popular nonfiction, documentary and feature films, and popular magazines. These items may be available in physical or electronic format, or both.
The Cupola: Scholarship at Gettysburg College
Created in 2012, The Cupola is Gettysburg College’s open access institutional repository, maintained by Musselman Library's Scholarly Communications office. It contains scholarly and creative works produced by faculty, students and other members of the Gettysburg College community.
Special Collections & College Archives
Special Collections collects, houses, and preserves rare books, manuscripts, maps, art works, sound recordings, photographs, and other unique primary source materials which support selected instructional programs. Special Collections is also home to the College Archives and, therefore, acquires, preserves, and makes available records of enduring value which document College activities, functions, decisions, policies and programs.
GettDigital is an online portal to the digital collections created by Special Collections & College Archives, Gettysburg College. These digital images, documents, and artifacts are a sampling of items housed in Special Collections & College Archives, Musselman Library, 4th Floor. Our GettDigital Collections support curricular needs, promote College history, and provide online access to a selection of primary source materials on a variety of digital platforms.