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Library resources at your fingertips

You’re taking steps toward your goals course by course. The Capella Library offers scholarly resources that can help you elevate your studies and succeed in your coursework.

The Capella Library mission

The Capella Library is committed to providing innovative learning experiences and high-quality information resources that support scholarly research, program completion, and lifelong learning.

Available resources

We provide a comprehensive collection of online scholarly and professional resources, giving you access to a digital collection that includes:

  • 73 databases
  • 70,784 full-text journals
  • 192,930 books
  • 1.7 million full-text dissertations
  • 80 million company records

Services available


Librarians can help you with your research by recommending resources, developing search strategies, and consulting with you on library-related questions. Help is available through email, chat, or telephone.

Interlibrary loan

You can request materials outside of the Capella Library through our interlibrary loan service, giving you access to articles, books, and individual chapters held by other universities.

Information literacy at Capella

It’s not enough to skim the surface of a search engine. Employers want information-savvy professionals who can nimbly research, analyze information, and monitor trends in the field. Informational research skills are vital for today’s competitive labor force.

Information literacy—the ability to identify, locate, evaluate, and use information effectively—is incorporated into every program we offer.

Library guides

The Capella Library has developed hundreds of instructional guides to help you achieve information literacy learning outcomes. Guides tend to fall into three main categories: program-level research guides, assignment-specific guides, and general research skills.

In-person residencies

Because the literature review is an integral part of dissertation preparation, our residency course room offers literature skill development lessons. Librarians also travel to residencies to offer one-to-one consultations based on faculty referrals. They consult on methodology research, reviewing the literature, topic exploration, tests/survey research, and more.

Take the next step

Picture yourself in a cap and gown, ready to take on what’s ahead. Get started on your journey now by connecting with an enrollment counselor. See how Capella may be a good fit for you, and start the application process.