The Theodore M. Hesburgh Library and the eight other libraries on campus contain a total of over 3.3 million volumes, more than 34,000 electronic titles, more than 3 million microform units and more than 29,000 audiovisual items in support of learning, teaching, and research.
The Office of Information Technologies (OIT) provides robust and reliable services that support teaching, learning, research, scholarship, and university operations. Services range from managing basic campus infrastructure to enhancing the classroom experience and supporting research activities. OIT manages wired and wireless network connections across campus for access to the commercial Internet and high-speed research and education networks.
Secure wireless access in available in all University residence halls and campus buildings. All residence hall rooms are provided with standard Comcast cable television service. OIT works with telecommunications companies to ensure quality cellular connectivity on campus. OIT Help Desk has trained providing support to computer users by phone, email, and in person. OIT staff are also located in units throughout campus to provide local support for faculty and students.
The Notre Dame Computer Store offers computers and software for sale at discounted prices to students, faculty, and staff, and provides convenient repair services.
Other services including videoconferencing, video streaming, video and audio production, and post production services, including media duplication.
Notre Dame Press
The University of Notre Dame Press is the largest Catholic university press in the world with 1,000 books in print and 60 new titles annually. The Press publishes scholarship in print and e-book formats at the graduate level and above in several fields, such as theology, philosophy, medieval and early modern studies, religious history, Latin American studies; also short fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. The press distributes digital editions through a partnership with Project Muse.
Records center for the University and manuscript repository for research collections documenting American Catholicism, the Archives, housed in the Hesburgh Library and an off-site records center, contain more than 35,000 linear feet of materials, including administrative records of the University, manuscript collections, audiovisual and graphics materials, digital files, microfilm, books and other printed matter, and artifacts.
Fine and Performing Arts
Located immediately northwest of Notre Dame Stadium, the Snite Museum of Art contains more than 27,000 works of art. Exceptional holdings include the Jack and Alfrieda Feddersen Collection of Rembrandt etchings, the Noah L. and Muriel Butkin Collection of 19th-century French art, the John D. Reilly Collection of Old Master and 19th-century drawings, the Janos Scholz Collection of 19th-century European photographs, and the Mr. and Mrs. Russell G. Ashbaugh Jr. Collection of Mestrovic sculpture and drawings, and the O'Grady Collection of 19th-century photographs of Asian women. Other collection strengths include Olmec and Preclassic Mesoamerican art, 20th-century art, Northern Native American art, Old Master paintings, and decorative and design arts. The museum also presents 10 to 12 special exhibitions each year.
Features an annual series of musical performances by guest artists, faculty members, music students, and student groups, including the Glee Club, Chorale, Symphony Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Concert Band. Other groups on campus include the Folk Choir, Coro Primavera de Nuestra Senora, Handbell Choir, Celebration Choir, and the Voices of Faith.
Department of Film, Television and Theatre
Offers numerous events, among them a series of plays each academic year that are performed at the University's Marie P. DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts. Other events include the NDCinema film series, the annual Student Film Festival, and Shakespeare at Notre Dame, which includes the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, guest lectures by leading Shakespearean actors, and performances performances by the Notre Dame-based Actors From The London Stage.
Recent speakers on campus
Dozens of prominent national and international figures in the worlds of politics, business, the Church, entertainment, the arts, and the news media annually deliver lectures on campus. Among the recent speakers: President Barack Obama, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Cardinals Roger Mahony and Theodore McCarrick, author Nicholas Sparks, investor Warren Buffett, actor Martin Sheen, former Attorney General Janet Reno, and death penalty abolitionist Sister Helen Prejean.