The Science Library maintains a collection of more than 80,000 volumes in subjects relating to biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, geology, mathematics, neuroscience, physics and astronomy.
Hatch Science Library opened in January 1991 and was dedicated on June 1, 1991. Construction of the Hatch Science Library was made possible through the support of the Margaret Milliken Hatch Charitable Trust, as well as the Davis Educational Foundation, the Cowles Charitable Trust, Mrs. Norman C. Nicholson, the Classes of 1962 and 1965 and many others. The building was renovated in the mid-1990s as part of the construction of Stanley F. Druckenmiller Hall.
The format of materials held at Hatch Science Library include monographs, journals, government documents, and topographic maps. Much of our collections is available digitally via the Library website, http://library.bowdoin.edu.
Hatch Science Library maintains spaces for individual and small group study. Two seminar rooms, on the ground and second floors, are available for use by groups of up to ten persons. These seminar rooms can be reserved online at http://library.bowdoin.edu/services/study-rooms.shtml.