The Henry Madden Library is the largest academic library in California between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Its award-winning architecture and interior design is enjoyed by over 1.5 million visitors each year.
The Madden Library selects, manages and provides access to information resources that promote information literacy and critical thinking, including over a million books in print and hundreds of thousands of scholarly articles and ebooks. The Library loans a wide variety of technology to students and faculty and houses two multimedia labs for graphic design, photography, music composition and more.
We invite you to be a partner in the Madden Library’s service to our students, faculty and the local community by investing in the priorities identified below:
Teacher Resource Center (TRC)
Hands-on preK-12 instructional materials
The Madden Library’s Teacher Resource Center (TRC) is a heavily-used collection of teaching materials for pre-K-12 classrooms. Fresno State teachers-in-training use the materials to create lessons for education coursework and field experiences. Local schoolteachers are eligible for a free borrower’s card and also use the collection to create lessons that incorporate hands-on instructional materials. This fund will allow the Library to purchase additional hands-on materials such as fossils, artifacts, models and other exciting materials that allow local teachers, and teachers-in-training, to develop lessons that are more effective, engaging and fun.
Technology Lending Program
New technology for Fresno State students
The Madden Library provides students with the technology they need to conduct research and complete coursework as efficiently as possible. This is made possible through the Technology Lending Program. Last year, there were over 59,000 checkouts from Technology Lending including laptops, tablets, cameras, calculators, projectors and more. With your partnership and support, we can add additional technology for our students who depend on this program for their academic success.
Diversity Exhibitions and Programming
Focusing on the diversity of the human experience
The Madden Library is committed to being a place where people from different cultures and experiences learn together. We work to include and value all members of the community with programming that focuses on the diversity of the human experience. Current and past Library exhibitions include Collecting Culture: Early Native American Collections from Central California, Sorting Out Race: Examining Racial Identity and Stereotypes in Thrift Store Donations and 9066: Japanese American Voices from the Inside, which commemorated the 75th anniversary of the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. With increased funding, the Madden Library hopes to offer additional programming that is focused on our community’s rich diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences.
Delritta Hornbuckle, Dean
Henry Madden Library