Located in the Arthur Schmon Tower, the James A. Gibson Library is the intellectual heart of campus providing access to a variety of spaces and resources to meet the diverse research needs of all members of our community.

Named after the University’s founding president, the James A. Gibson Library is proud to offer:

Virtual Tour

Curious? Take a look around before stopping by!


The Gibson Library houses the Matheson Learning Commons on the main floor (floor 2), and the Archives & Special Collections on the 10th floor. The print collection can be found throughout floors 5-10 as well as a variety of individual, and group study spaces to suit a variety of preferences. There’s something for everyone at the James A. Gibson Library.


The James A. Gibson Library has a vast collection of over 1 million titles, both print and digital. E-books, print and electronic journals, archival materials, microforms, sound and video recordings, air photos, and maps are just some of the materials that can be accessed through the library.  We also serve as a first stop for our external community members.


Students and researchers can access a variety of expert support in their research and teaching needs.

The James A. Gibson Library staff and librarians are here to help with your research questions and provide the resources you need to find what you’re looking for. We also offer a variety of services that support teaching and learning at the University.


Contact us in-person at the Ask Us Desk, via telephone at 905-688-5550 x4583, or via email at libhelp@brocku.ca