The Eugene S. Farley Library, named in honor of the first president of Wilkes University, is located at the heart of the Wilkes campus at the corner of South Franklin and West South Streets. It is one of the largest libraries in the region, with more than 175,000 print books, 350,000 electronic books, and over 85,000 full-text online journals.
This extensive array of materials can be accessed via 132 subject specific databases and the Summon Discovery research tool. And while students can access virtually the entire collection remotely, Farley Library remains a popular destination for students to study, brainstorm or socialize. Students can access desktop computers, loaner laptops (for in-library usage), white boards, and additional library equipment.
To honor the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Agnes on June 23, 2022, the Eugene S. Farley Library and University Archives collaborated with the Sordoni Art Gallery, the History department, Integrative Media, the WCLH radio station, and Web Services to create a walking tour exhibit, titled, "Remembering Agnes: 50 years later," which explores some of the historic buildings on Wilkes' campus that were most affected by the 1972 Hurricane Agnes flood.
Donations made to the Eugene S. Farley Library and University Archives allows us to continue to explore interactive ways to engage our campus and academic community with our rich institutional history. Your donation will be used to help us preserve and provide future Wilkes generations with access to Wilkes history. Thank you for making a difference.