Marvin K. Peterson Library

The Marvin K. Peterson Library acts as an academic hub and pathway to a variety of high quality information resources and provides instruction in information literacy for the entire University of New Haven community in order to facilitate success in all teaching, learning, and scholarly pursuits.

Here, the experience of learning is both personal and pragmatic, guided by a distinguished faculty who care deeply about individual student success. As leaders in their fields, faculty members provide the inspiration and recognition needed for students to fulfill their potential and succeed at whatever they choose to do.

  • As the Learning Commons, a vibrant center and academic hub for exchange of knowledge, ideas and scholarly pursuits, and the Information Literacy Center at the University, the Library will: Serve as the primary center for individual and collaborative study, enrichment programs, the formal and informal exchange of ideas, and academic collaboration in a warm, welcoming and highly functional environment; Facilitate partnerships to promote a collaborative learning community; Foster cross-disciplinary collaborations between and among academic departments and the Library; Provide stewardship of the University of New Haven intellectual assets and historical artifacts as a Digital Repository providing a content management system; Serve an active role in attracting and retaining outstanding students and faculty to the community through its programs, services and resources; Promote the integration of information literacy into the University’s curriculum by partnering with faculty to provide high-quality instruction to students throughout their college careers in order to find and critically evaluate resources for their academic success; and Provide for the information needs of a diverse and global University of New Haven Community by fully engaging with emerging and mobile technologies.

    • Respect for Differences
    • Pursuit of Knowledge
    • Embracing Change
    • Responsiveness to community needs and library assessments
    • Flexibility and personalized attention
    • Work diligently to exceed the expectations of those we serve
Library Hours

Library Hours, services, and resources are located on the Library page on myCharger (login required).

Access to the Library will be restricted to current University of New Haven students, faculty, and staff who are approved to be on campus and can show their University ID.

The Library provides a full range of online services to current students, faculty, and staff. This includes access to e-books, e-journals, e-government documents, and full-text databases. Online assistance is available by email, chat service, and by Zoom reference consultation on the Library page on myCharger (login required).