Cowles Memorial Library building is home to:
Some facts about the library:
Archival records (manuscript materials, photographs, ephemeral publications, etc.) are actively collected in two areas: (1) the history of Whitworth University, and (2) Pacific Northwest Protestant history. Access is by appointment.
Encompasses non-circulating books and periodicals segregated from regular collection for the sake of long-term preservation because they are rare, fragile, or fit a selected research collection focus. The latter category includes Pacific Northwest Protestant history, a special collection begun in 1999.
Floyd Daniel Photography Collection
A special collection of over 1,500 photography books, housed in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room.
A small collection of music-related materials, mainly Spokane area music history. (Published scores comprising the Moldenhauer Archives Reference Collection are integrated into the Martin Music Library Holdings.)