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A Bowdoin ID is required for entry to H-L, Hatch, Pierce, and Beckwith Libraries after 5:00 p.m.
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About Hatch Science Library

The Science Library maintains a collection in subjects relating to biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, earth and oceanographic science, mathematics, neuroscience, physics and astronomy.

The format of materials held at Hatch Science Library include books, journals, and topographic maps. Much of our collections is available digitally via the Library website.

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.  A renovation completed in 2021 created two large classrooms and updated the seminar room on the 2nd floor. 

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.

The Library also offers access to printing in color or black & white, 3D printing, jigsaw puzzles, and board games to the Bowdoin community.