The Theodore M. Hesburgh Library and the 10 other libraries on campus contain a total of nearly 3 million volumes, more than 5,850 electronic titles, more than 3 million microform units and 25,200 audiovisual items. They subscribe to approximately 12,100 serials. Managing the collection and services is a faculty of 50 and a staff of 145.
University Libraries of Notre Dame
The Office of Information Technologies (OIT) supports eight public-access computer clusters throughout the campus to give students, faculty, and staff access to approximately 425 computers running Macintosh, Windows, and UNIX operating systems. Campus entities are linked to an optical-fiber network backbone that provides access to a plethora of information technology services. Wired and wireless Ethernet connections allow students to connect their own computers to the network, which also interconnects with Internet2, a high-speed network that joins Notre Dame to approximately 200 leading research universities.
Students living in residence halls have in-room access to the Notre Dame network through both wired and wireless connections and users with wireless-capable computers also can connect via Nomad, the University’s wireless network, in many public areas throughout the campus. The University provides cable television to residence hall rooms through an agreement with Comcast Cable. Students, staff, and faculty qualify to purchase computers and software at educational prices from Notre Dame’s Computer Store. A Help Desk provides trained support technicians to guide users in diagnosing and solving computer problems, and the University’s Center for Research Computing provides an internationally highly ranked supercomputing environment for computationally intensive work and research. Many University classrooms employ computer-based podia for class presentations. The OIT also offers videoconferencing, video streaming services, and video and audio production and post-production services, including media duplication.
Office of Information Technologies
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.
University of Notre Dame Press
Records center for the University and manuscript repository for research collections documenting American Catholicism, the Archives are housed in the Hesburgh Library and contain more than 32,000 linear feet of materials, including administrative records of the University, manuscript collections, audiovisual and graphics materials, digital files, microfilm, books and other printed matter, ephemera, and artifacts.
Fine and Performing Arts
Snite Museum of Art: Located across the street from Notre Dame Stadium, the Snite Museum of Art contains more than 24,000 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. 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.
The Snite Museum of Art
Music: The Department of Music 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 Music
Theater and film: The 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 a film series called NDCinema, the annual Student Film Festival, and the Shakespeare Initiative, which includes an annual Summer Shakespeare production, guest lectures by leading Shakespearean actors, and two performances by the Notre Dame-based Actors From The London Stage.
Department of Film, Television and Theatre
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 George W. Bush, President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus, President of Ireland Mary McAleese, jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, Senators Evan Bayh and John McCain, former Senator John Danforth, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Cardinals Roger Mahony and Francis George, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams, authors Frank McCourt and Nicholas Sparks, investor Warren Buffett, director Sydney Pollack, former Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans, former Attorney General Janet Reno, death penalty abolitionist Sister Helen Prejean, and journalists Jim Lehrer and Ted Koppel.
Campus and Physical Facilities
The campus consists of 137 buildings on 1,250 acres with a total replacement of property value of $2.2 billion.