The library offers many unique materials, from rare books to digital art objects.
- Joint Archives of Holland
The Joint Archives of Holland collects the institutional records and personal papers of Hope College and Western Theological Seminary, as well as local history materials related to the greater Holland area.
- Digital Commons
Digital Commons presents scholarly work by members of the Hope College community, as well as digitized versions of college publications such as the Milestone and the Anchor.
- ContentDM Image Collections
ContentDM image collections document the history of Hope College and Holland using photographs and artwork. The materials cover a range of topics, including historic buildings, landmarks and postcards.
- Shared Shelf Image Collections
As a participant in the CIC Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research, Hope College is using the digital asset management service Shared Shelf to build and provide access to collections of documents, images, videos, and audio. These collections, some of which are publicly available, include materials from the Kruizenga Art Museum and Joint Archives of Holland, as well as faculty and student works.
- Rare Books Collection
The Rare Books Collection includes early books on science, art, the history of the Netherlands and Dutch settlers in America, and an assortment of Bibles.
- Curriculum Library
The Curriculum Library provides resources to the Hope College community, with a particular focus on education majors. Materials include juvenile and young adult fiction, textbooks, activity and idea books, curriculum guides, games and reference materials for grades K–12.