Hedberg Library offers many resources to the Carthage community. 

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Hedberg Library has a collection of DVD/Blu-ray videos at the north end of the upper level. We also have a large classical music CD collection in the same location. All items may be checked out for seven days with a Carthage ID.

Carthage subscribes to multiple e-video databases. See a list for streaming video options 

Carthage also subscribes to the Naxos Music Library, which houses over 100,000 CD-length music recordings.

In conjunction with the Center for Children’s Literature, Hedberg Library collects and maintains a large collection of children’s books to support teaching and learning related to children’s and young adult literature. This collection is located at the bottom of the south staircase in the lower level of the library and can be checked out with a Carthage ID.

The General Collection at Hedberg Library includes the vast majority of the print titles in the library. This includes all fiction and non-fiction titles, across a broad range of research topics, including art, business, history, language, literature, music, psychology, religion, etc.


Like other academic libraries, Hedberg Library utilizes the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System to organize our collection. Each physical item in the library is assigned a call number displayed on the spine (or front cover) of the book. The number indicates where the book is located on the shelf, so books on the same topic are shelved together and allowing for users to logically locate items.

If you have questions or need assistance finding a title in the library catalog or on the shelves, please ask the Hedberg Library Information Desk for help.

Newly published books are on display on the upper level of the library. Here you will find current bestsellers, and new fiction and non-fiction.


Hedberg Library subscribes to print copies of various popular magazines for leisure reading in the library. Some of the titles available are “Chicago,” “Consumer Reports,” “Cosmopolitan,” “Discover,” “Entertainment Weekly,” “Food & Wine,” “Health,” “Kiplinger’s,” “Make,” “Men’s Health,” “Money,” “National Geographic,” “The New Yorker,” “People,” “Popular Mechanics,” “Popular Science,” “Rolling Stone,” “This Old House,” “Time,” “Travel and Leisure,” “Women’s Health,” “Yoga,” etc. Magazines do not circulate and are meant to be enjoyed in the library.


Hedberg Library subscribes to print copies of the following newspapers: “Chicago Tribune,” “Kenosha News,” “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,” “The New York Times,” “Racine Journal Times,” and “The Wall Street Journal.” You may find copies of the current month, and last month’s newspapers in the north end of the upper level of the library. Newspapers do not circulate and are to stay in the library. The library has electronic access to many of the above newspapers. If you’d like to read the papers that way, please email help@carthage.edu for the login credentials.


Carthage subscribes to a long list of academic journals, some of which come to us in print and are bound into large volumes. The print journals are discoverable in the library catalog just like the electronic journals. Journal volumes, either bound or in single issues are meant to stay in the library. Feel free to photocopy articles using the library printers, if needed.