The Fletcher School

Edwin Ginn Library & IT

About the Edwin Ginn Library


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.

About the Library

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.

United Nations and Other International Organizations Documents

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.

Special Collections

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.

Information Technology

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.

Mailing Address

Ginn Library
The Fletcher School
Tufts University
160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

Map and Directions

The entrance to Ginn Library is in Mugar Hall. Use the Medford/Somerville Campus Map to get directions.