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Discover collections at UConn

UConn Collections come from many units, and include any materials, physical and digital, that are acquired and curated for scholarly, educational, and preservation purposes

puppetry museum exhibition

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

Unique resource for understanding the past, present, and future of puppets and material performance.

Black and white image of a man holding a painting

Benton: William Benton Museum of Art

Connecticut State Art Museum.

green foliage including trees and bushes

Biodiversity Research Collections

Supporting teaching and research by curating outstanding living and preserved biodiversity collections.

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Connecticut Digital Archive

Explore digital resources from educational, cultural, and state agencies across Connecticut. 

person looking over the top of a pot that was dug from the ground

Connecticut Museum of Natural History

 Exploring Connecticut’s rich natural and cultural heritage.

woman looking at an exhibit of vintage clothing

Historic Textile and Costume Collection

Garments and textiles from all over the globe, specializing in items from New England.

Husky Heritage sports museum exhibitions

Husky Heritage Sports Museum

More than a century of intercollegiate athletics competition at UConn.

students working on a project

Materials Library (School of Fine Arts)

Resources to study the use and impact of materials for the built environment in areas such as sustainability, human rights, and environmental impact.

Library Collections

North entrance staircase to Homer Babbidge Library

UConn Library

 Supporting the research and learning needs of the UConn community and scholars worldwide.

Nutmeg yearbooks on a table

UConn Library Archives & Special Collections 

Preserving original source materials, rare and special books, and the University’s archive.  

Student reading a book at the Avery Point Library on Sept. 21, 2023. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

UConn Library Avery Point 

Focusing on marine science related materials. 

glass pharmacy bottles in a display case

UConn Library Cohen-Fleisch Pharmacy Collection (Health Sciences)

 Entertaining and revealing window into the history of the pharmacy profession.

UConn Library Harford staff tabling at an event

UConn Library Hartford

Focusing on materials supporting programs at UConn Hartford. 

the inside of the UConn Library Health Sciences building

UConn Library Health Sciences

Focusing on health sciences related materials in support of UConn Health. 

the outside of the UConn Library Law Library

UConn Library  School of Law

Focusing on law related materials in support of UConn School of Law. 

the outside of the Fine Arts Building

UConn Library Music & Dramatic Arts

Focusing on materials in support of the School of Fine Arts.

Medication, syringe, and laptop at the School of Pharmacy on  March 10, 2021. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

UConn Library School of Pharmacy

Focusing on pharmacy related materials including apothecary jars.  

UConn Library Stamford Campus seating area

UConn Library Stamford 

Focusing on materials supporting programs at UConn Stamford.

Waterbury Campus Library view through the decorative arches in the ceiling

UConn Library Waterbury

Focusing on materials supporting programs at UConn Waterbury. 

About the UConn Collections Council

Reporting to the office of the provost, the UConn Collections Council comprises individuals who any entity at UConn that is responsible for collections*, across all physical locations of the University, irrespective of unit, and is charged to:


  • Encourage and peruse collaboration in the management of UConn Collections
  • Foster sustainability, integrity, and security; and promote growth
  • Promote and support borat accessibility of our public assets
  • Set a standard and model for collection partnerships in higher education


Learn more about the UConn Collections Council »