Library & Museums
World-class laboratories for learning and exploration.
High touch and high tech
Librarians and professional staff at the Morse Library help you discover, navigate, and investigate resources you’d expect from a top-flight liberal arts college — over 300 thousand books, professional journals, government documents, and digital collections. In the college Archives, students uncover rare documents such as the diary of a Beloit student, class of 1864, and letters from Beloit students written from the battlefields of the Civil War.
In keeping with the college’s focus on innovation and practical application, the Innovation Space has everything you need to create digital animation, edit a short film, record a podcast, or program a video game. A Learning Studio offers a lab setting for classes in editing and producing digital projects. And at the InfoDesk, you can check out computers and cameras as well as books and movies, get your campus ID card, and find answers to your research and technology questions.
Museum as classroom
Beloit’s Logan Museum of Anthropology and Wright Museum of Art are open to the public, but they come alive as teaching museums.
In the Wright you’ll find Picasso, Kandinsky, and Rembrandt; ancient Greek, Roman, and Asian artifacts; and visiting exhibits that change with the seasons. You also might see a political science class putting together an exhibit of protest art. And museum studies students applying practical lessons in chemistry using thermoplastic resin to repair pre-Columbian ceramics, or methyl cellulose (a.k.a. Citrucel) to remove adhesive from artwork.
Logan’s world-renowned collection houses more than 200,000 archaeological objects from 129 countries. With open access, Beloit students use these artifacts for everything from research and classwork to inspiration for graphic art classes to LARPing (as part of a History of Anthropology class).