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

Why Birds Matter cover image Why Birds Matter
"In Why Birds Matter, an international collection of ornithologist, botanists, ecologist, conservation biologists, and environmental economists seeks to quantify avian ecosystem services - the myriad benefits that birds provide to humans."
Snowbird front cover image Snowbird: Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Diversity in the Junco
"Placing special emphasis on the important role that underlying physiological, hormonal, and behavioral mechanisms play in these processes, Snowbird no only provides a definitive exploration of the junco's evolutionary history and behavioral and physiological diversity but also underscores the junco's continued importance as a model organism in a time of rapid global climate change.
Front cover of bioethics in context Bioethics in Context: Moral, Legal, and Social Perspectives
"In Bioethics in Context Gary Jones and Joseph DeMarco connect ethical theory, medicine, and the law, guiding readers toward a practical and legally grounded understanding of key issues in health-care ethics."
Front cover of Staying with the Trouble Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene
"In the midst of spiraling ecological devastation, multispecies feminist theorist Donna J. Haraway offers provocative new ways to reconfigure our relations to the earth and all its inhabitants."
Is Landscape front cover Is Landscape...?: Essays on the Identity of Landscape
"Rather than seeking a singular or essential understanding of the term, the collection postulates that landscape might be better read in relation to its cognate terms across expanded disciplinary and professional fields."
Front cover of Integrated Molecular Evolution 2017 Integrated Molecular Evolution
"This new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded, and provides a basic summary of evolutionary biology as well as a review of current phylogenetics and phylogenomics."
Front cover of Emergence of Life The Emergence of Life: from Chemical Origins to Synthetic Biology
"Addressing the emergence of life from a systems biology perspective, this new edition has undergone extensive revision, reflecting changes in scientific understanding and evolution of thought on the question "what is life?""

About the Library

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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