In this guide you will find information on the children's literature collection at the Hesburgh Library (which is primarily an Irish collection), on literary criticism and how to find it, and links to other collections and resources that you can use.
In addition to the Hesburgh Libraries, Notre Dame students may borrow books from St. Mary's College. Students at Notre Dame may also become members of St. Joseph County Public Library, and once they are members, may request books from that catalog to be delivered to the Hesburgh Library.
For more information, please see the section on Partner Libraries in the Borrow, Renew, and Request page.
Use the Library homepage and Reference Desk for general assistance with research. For specific help with children's literature research, contact the following librarians:
Daniel Johnson, Librarian for English Literature and Digital Humanities
Aedin Clements, Librarian for Irish Studies
Children's Literature and Childhood, in Nineteenth Century Collections Online, includes sources related to childhood as well as literature for children.
Children's Literature: Digitized children's books at the Library of Congress.
Cotsen Children's Library: Virtual exhibitions on the website of Princeton University's Cotsen Children's Library.
Pictiúr. Catalog of an exhibition of contemporary children's book illustrators held in Ireland, curated by Niamh Sharkey (2013).