M. G. Mellon Library of Chemistry

The M.G. Mellon Library of Chemistry is permanently CLOSED. We are in the process of shifting activities over the summer to the Wilmeth Active Learning Center, which will open in August 7, 2017.

Library Highlights


Purdue's site license for the ChemDraw Ultra suite has been upgraded to the FULL ChemOffice suite. This adds a number of programs, including a more powerful version of ChemBio3D; returns the previously removed E-Notebook programs to our suite; provides interfaces for Gaussian, GAMESS, and CONFLEX; and gives additional plugins related to Excel and writing batch scripts. Click here for instructions on how to download. Click here for more information on ChemOffice.

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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.