The Fletcher School: Orientation 2014-2015

Ginn Library & IT

The Edwin Ginn Library provides collections, services and technology that anticipate and meet the research and instructional needs of The Fletcher School. The Library maintains a research and study environment conducive to exploration, discovery and knowledge creation. 


The Edwin Ginn Library of The Fletcher School is one of the largest specialized libraries in the field of international affairs. The library’s collection of primary and secondary reference and research materials has been developed with attention to the content of The Fletcher School curriculum and the research interests of students and faculty. The library contains over 120,000 volumes, including 270 current periodicals and serials. The Tufts University Libraries share over 30,000 electronic publications and databases. Ginn Library's collection covers the fields of international law and organizations; human rights; economic and political development; international energy resources and environmental matters; international security and peacekeeping; conflict negotiation; international business and finance; and the uses of the sea and outer space. 

The Ginn Library entrance is located on the first floor of the Mugar building. 


The Ginn Library has League of Nations and United Nations documents, and publications from numerous international organizations in print, on microfiche and online. The library maintains a large collection of international treaty documents, and also has case reports of the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights. 


The papers of Edward R. Murrow and of Ambassadors John Moors Cabot and Philip Kingsland Crowe have been deposited in the Ginn Library. They are now physically housed in Digital Collections and Archives in the Tisch Library building, so that they may be properly preserved, and they are available for research there. 


Ginn Library manages the IT environment for The Fletcher School. We coordinate the computers in our classrooms, computer lab, the library, and faculty and staff workstations. See IT Services @ Fletcher for more information.