Life Sciences Library

Library Highlights


Purdue's new Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center's innovative design and 24/7 accessibility encourage students to learn according to their own personalities and preferences. Visit the WALC website for updates.

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Follow the Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center progress by viewing the WebCam Links from POTR roof (South) and POTR roof (North).

G.R.I.P. (Graduate Research Information Portal) An information portal for graduate students about the services and resources available at Purdue University Libraries.

Soil Survey (Washington, D.C.)

Video express on the Life Sciences Library 4th floor is open to Purdue faculty, staff and students. Click here for information and to schedule the video express. Students are welcome to reserve the video express rooms located in the Siegsemund Engineering Library, in the Potter building, Life Sciences Library in Lily Hall, and soon in the Parrish Library in the Krannert building.

Purdue updates model of West Lafayette campusThe new model displays new buildings and the latest landscaping features. The diorama replaces the 1957 model located in the Great Hall of Purdue Memorial.

New Books

Frontcover of Economic Behaviour The Biological Bases of Economic Behaviour: A Concise Introduction
"The Biological Bases of Economic Behaviour invites readers to approach microeconomics from a biological viewpoint, in a clear and introductory manner." Also available online.
Cooperative Breeding in Vertebrates front cover Cooperative Breeding in Vertebrates: Studies of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
"Cooperative breeders are species in which individuals beyond a pair assist in the production of young in a single brood or litter."
Front cover of Food and Nutrition Economics Food and Nutrition Economics: Fundamentals for Health Sciences
"Grounding lessons in contemporary issues such as soft drink taxes, food prices, convenience, nutrition education programs, and the food environment. "
Front cover of Conservation Behavior Conservation Behavior: Applying Behavioral Ecology to Wildlife Conservation and Management
"Conservation behavior assists the investigation of species endangerment associated with managing animals impacted by anthropogenic activities."
Missing Lemur Link book cover The Missing Lemur Link: an Ancestral Step in the Evolution of Human Behaviour
"This book reviews and expands upon the newest fields of research in lemur behavioural biology, including recent analytical approaches that have so far been limited to studies of haplorrhine primates."
Animal Housing front cover Animal Housing and Human-Animal Relations: Politics, Practices and Infrastructures
"By attending to a range of different sites such as the zoo, the laboratory, the farm and animal shelter, to name a few, the book explores material technologies from the perspective that these are integrated parts of a larger biopolitical infrastructure and questions how animal housing systems, and the physical infrastructures that surround central human-animal practices, come into being."
Primate Behavior book cover Primate Behavior and Human Origins
"This comprehensive introduction demonstrates the theoretical perspectives and concepts that are applied to primate behavior, and explores the relevance of non-human primates to understanding human behavior."
Front cover of Advances in Food Traceability Techniques and Technologies Advances in Food Traceability Techniques and Technologies: Improving Quality Throughout the Food Chain
"Brings together the latest technologies in both thermal and nonthermal food processing techniques." Also available online..

About the Library

Life Science Exterior
Map of the location of the Library
Physical Address: 

Lilly Hall of Life Sciences Rm. 2400
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2058

Mailing Address: 

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

Phone: 
(765) 494-2910
  • Located in Lilly Hall of Life Sciences (LILY)
  • Access to the libraries resources from nineteen ITaP computers
  • Quiet study and group study areas available
  • Small conference room available by reservation (765-494-2910)
  • Research assistance is available at the information desk and with library faculty by appointment
  • The library offers 3 floors of quiet study and group study space