Libraries

Three Campus Libraries For Your Use

Getting to know your way around the BW libraries will be one of the most important things you'll do at BW.  Regardless of your area of interest, you'll spend many hours of your time using the extensive resources of our four libraries.  Our databases, interlibrary loan program, and extensive collection of periodicals will make it easy to find material for your next big research paper or project.  And don't hesitate to ask one of our friendly staff members for assistance.  They're here to help you be the best student you can be.

Ritter Library

Ritter Library is the main research library at Baldwin Wallace University.  The library houses the physical book collection, audio/visual equipment, DVD's, curriculum center, 3D printing maker space, study rooms, circulation and reference desk support, as well as classrooms.  Departments of IT Support Services, Learning Center, Writing Lab, and Educational Technology departments are also located in the library.

Jones Music Library

Jones Music Library is located in Merner-Pfeiffer Hall. The library holds nearly 40,000 items, most of which circulate to BW and OhioLINK patrons.

The Riemenschneider Bach Institute

The Riemenschneider Bach Institute is a renowned research center dedicated to J.S. Bach

Visitors are welcome and are asked to sign in with when they enter the library. The Institute houses rare items related to J. S. Bach and his circle as well as historical reference materials, scores, and a collection of classic recordings. The entry is located on the first floor of the Boesel Musical Arts Center.