M. G. Mellon Library of Chemistry

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About the Library

Building Exterior
Map of the location of the Library
Physical Address: 

Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry 301
560 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2058

Mailing Address: 

Purdue University Libraries - CHEM
504 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2058

(765) 494-2862

In recognition of Professor Melvin Guy Mellon's contributions to the Department of Chemistry and to the field of chemical literature, the chemistry library was dedicated as the M. G. Mellon Library of Chemistry in 1973. The present library is now much larger than its original single room. At present, the M. G. Mellon Library of Chemistry spans six rooms and three floors. The current head of the library is Prof. David A. Zwicky, Chemical Information Specialist and Assistant Professor of Library Science.