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About Pilgrim Library

General information about Pilgrim Library.

Pilgrim Library Collection

The Pilgrim Library maintains a collection that includes:

  •  65,000+ books
  • 125 print journals/magazines
  • 4 daily/weekly newspaper subscriptions.

The Library also maintains Defiance College's special collections, such as the Hench Autism Studies Collection.

We are a member of OPAL (Ohio Private Academic Libraries) and OhioLink. Through these consortium memberships, students and faculty have borrowing privileges at 121 libraries in Ohio including:

  • 16 public/research universities
  • 23 community/technical colleges
  • 52 private colleges
  • The State Library of Ohio
  • Borrowing privileges are also available at 26 public libraries in the state of Ohio through SearchOhio.  

And through these partnerships students, faculty, & staff have access to:

  • over 46 million books and other library materials
  • more than 100 electronic research databases
  • over 24 million electronic journal articles
  • over 100,000 e-books
  • nearly 85,000 images, videos and sounds
  • over 58,000 theses and dissertations from Ohio students at 31 Ohio institutions

The Pilgrim Library also houses the Defiance College Archives. Click below to access DC Memory & begin your archival search online!

Pilgrim Library:   
  419-783-2481     
  library@defiance.edu     
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