Welcome to the Madeleine Clark Wallace Library!

Megan BrooksHi! I’m Megan Brooks, Dean of Library Services, and I want to welcome you to Wallace Library.

The Wallace Library offers the Wheaton College community a fabulous library and teaching/learning facility in the heart of campus with talented staff who delight in partnering with students, faculty and staff on academic and intellectual activities.

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact me at (508) 286-3710 or by email at brooks_megan@wheatoncollege.edu.


Contact Us

By phone at (508) 286-8224

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The Basics

Library hours

Library collections

Library policies

Library spaces

Accessibility in the Library

Student employment in the Library


History of Madeleine Clark Wallace Library

About Madeleine Clark Wallace

Library Services Annual Report FY19 – Executive Summary (pdf)

Library Partners

HELIN Consortium

Community College of Rhode Island, Johnson and Wales University, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University and Wheaton College

HELIN Library Catalog

The merged catalog of HELIN member libraries


Top Ten Things to Know About Your Library

10. Did you know the library has six levels? Explore them all to find fantastic resources and spaces!

9. Your Wheaton ID card is your library card. Use it to check out books, DVDs and other materials from the library.

8. The Library is open 114 hours a week. During Night Owl (the last two weeks of the semester), we’re open 24/7!

7. Readings assigned for your classes are often placed on electronic course reserves, available 24/7! For books and films on reserve, ask at the Information and Circulation Desk, located in the atrium on the Main Level.

6. If you need study space, there are many quiet places in the library. If you are working on a group project, reserve a collaboration room – many of them have flat screen TVs that you can connect to your laptop.

5. Need tech help? The IT Support staff are located on the Periodicals Level, and they’re eager to answer your questions.

4. The library has three entrances: the main entrance facing the Dimple, the accessible Periodicals Level entrance, diagonally across from the Mars Center for Science and Technology, and one in the stacks that connects to the Science Center and the Davis Cafe.

3. Access over 185,000 ebooks, 77,000 journals and newspapers, 81,000 streaming videos, and 100 research databases 24/7 from anywhere! Plus we have thousands of print books and DVDs, and rare books and archival material, too. Just search in the library catalog to find all this and more.

2. Can’t find the resource you need? Request books from libraries in the HELIN consortium right from inside the library catalog or have our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department order books and journals articles for you from other libraries worldwide.

1. Need help with your research or technology project? Contact our library liaisons who are happy to work with you on your research-based or tech-driven assignments. Visit them during their office hours, or make an appointment.