Pursue what’s possible

Primary search of the Libraries’ holdings including books, journals, periodicals, and multimedia.

Advanced Search

Search for digital versions of books and journals.

Advanced Search

Search for a database by name or subject area.

Full Database List

Search the holdings of over 60 academic and regional Libraries.

Advanced Search

Search for an item in libraries across the world and locate a copy at a library near you.


Search the Classic Catalog plus Open Scholarship, Research Guides, and more.

Research assistance and resources curated by WashU librarians.

View Subject List

Broadly search for scholarly literature.

Search the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections.

Find special collections materials including Rare Books in the catalog.

Advanced Search

Search Washington University’s scholarly repository.

Visit Open Scholarship


Tools & Guides

Learn more about the Libraries’ search tools and research guides to determine which option will help you find what you are looking for.
Explore Tools & Guides

Subject Librarians

Subject librarians provide expert assistance and support for every discipline on campus.

Connect with Subject Librarians

Data Services

Our Data Services team provides help desk support, research guides, software assistance, workshops, and more.

Learn more about Data Services

COVID-19 Information

Review our current plans and latest resources relating to COVID-19.
Visit the COVID-19 page

Remote Resources

Explore the extensive resources offered remotely.
View our Remote Resources

Special Collections & Exhibitions

Special Collections Research & Access

Delve into the myriad special collections available for scholarship and instruction.
details about special collections


Delve into our archive of digital and on-site exhibitions on topics spanning disciplines and decades.
Explore exhibitions

Featured Collections

Digital Collections Local History

Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis

Mapping LGBTQ digital collection uses maps to explore the St. Louis' LGBTQ communities from 1945 to the passage of St….

View Collection
Rare Book Collections

Philip Mills Arnold Semeiology Collection

The Collection is concerned with the history of communications and includes materials from 1490 to the present, ranging in subject…

View Collection
Digital Collections Music Special Collections

Digital Projects in Music

Include a number of digital projects, including exhibits, publications, and sheet music collections.

View Collection
East Asian Library Special Collections

Robert S. Elegant Collection

The collection covers the period of the Chinese Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1971.

View Collection
Film & Media Archive
The Harlem Hellfighters in peacoats with arms raised in a cheer.

William Miles Collection

William Miles was a documentary filmmaker whose work highlighted stories of African American achievements in the military, the arts, sports,…

View Collection

@wustllibraries on Instagram