General Circulating Collections
- Rockefeller Library -- humanities, social sciences, fine arts
- Sciences Library -- science and mathematics
- Orwig Music Library -- music materials in all formats
- Library Collections Annex -- storage of lesser-used material for campus delivery
Licensed Electronic Resources
The library subscribes to hundreds of online databases and tens of thousands of e-journals, online newspapers, and e-books. These resources are available to current members of the Brown community from anywhere in the world. Brown authentication is required. See: off-campus access.
The Library holds over 250 named collections with rich research potential. These collections are not fully cataloged in Josiah but are described in Collections A-Z. Most of the listed collections are located in the John Hay Library.
Collections with searchable databases include Works of Art Collected by Rush Hawkins for the Annmary Brown Memorial, Gay Pulp Fiction, Lincoln Newspapers, and Romance Novels by Brown and Rhode Island Authors.