Located at 800 Dartmouth Avenue, across the street from Huntley Bookstore, Honnold/Mudd Library houses the main library collections for the Claremont Colleges.
In January 1946, there were three separate libraries on the campuses of the Claremont Colleges. At that time, librarian Willis Kerr presented a plan to have one central library, advocating the advantages of "centralized completeness and service." Later that spring, Mr. and Mrs. William Lincoln Honnold announced their intent to donate a central library building to the Claremont Colleges. From these two events Honnold Library was born.
Embracing Willis Kerr's plan, the Colleges came to an agreement, land was acquired contiguous to the existing four colleges, plans were drawn up, orange groves were uprooted, and construction was begun. Honnold Library was dedicated Oct. 23, 1952.
The Connection at the library offers printing, copying, binding and other graphic design services, as well as dry cleaning and the issuing of college IDs. The Honnold Cafe offers light breakfast and lunch selections and is a favorite place for students to study. Both are located at the library's west entrance.
800 N. Dartmouth Avenue, Claremont, CA