About the Library
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Purdue University Libraries - LOES 504 W. State St. West Lafayette, IN 47907-2058
The Library of Engineering and Science (LOES) in the Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC) holds approximately 30,000 print volumes, emphasizes the focus on provision of digital resources, and consolidates the holdings and services of six formerly separate libraries (Chemistry; Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences; Engineering; Life Sciences; Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Sciences; and Physics) into one easily accessible location. The materials selected for the physical collection of the Library of Engineering and Science have been evaluated by Libraries faculty with input from departmental faculty. The books, reference collection, and standards have been identified as high-use, high-demand materials that best support the teaching and learning goals of the curricula within the schools and departments. LOES also houses Libraries faculty and staff members, who specialize in access to information resources in engineering and science, as well as in instructing students on how to identify, locate, critique, and retrieve scholarly information. In collaboration with their faculty colleagues in the colleges and schools, the Libraries faculty teach specialized courses and/or participate as team faculty members. Although the focus of LOES is to provide access to information in engineering and science, the use of resources and space is open to all Purdue students and faculty.