Locations & Facilities

Oberlin’s facilities are unsurpassed by any school its size. The college has one of the nation’s most extensive college library collections; one of the finest college art museums in the country; and first-rate facilities in music, theater arts, the natural sciences, computing, and physical education.

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Campus map

Clarence Ward Art Library

A visual feast for those who love art and the creative process, the Clarence Ward Art Library has more than 110,000 books, exhibition catalogs, and bound periodicals, as well as about 250 journals.
Art Library

Clarence Ward ’37 Art Building

The Clarence Ward ’37 Art Building, also referred to as the Ward Art Building, features the Fisher Gallery for student exhibitions, art history classrooms, painting and silkscreen studios, and the Visual Resources Collection.
art building

Clark Bandstand, Tappan Square

Between college and town lies a 13-acre, wooded green space called Tappan Square. Among the square’s assorted trees is Clark Bandstand, named for benefactor Arthur Clark.
Photo of Clark Bandstand

Climbing Wall

In the central atrium of Jesse Philips Physical Education Center stands a four-sided, 25-foot pillar with more than 1,000 holds of all shapes and sizes. Perfect for climbing.
Students on climbing wall

Clonick Hall

Clonick Hall is a superior recording studio and performance space housed in the conservatory’s Bertram and Judith Kohl Building.
String and percussion ensemble in Clonick Hall recording studio

College Archives

Department-based and student research projects often involve use of the Oberlin College Archives.
entrance to the college archives area long hallway and light brown walls.

College Lanes

Oberlin College Lanes is the only bowling center in Northeast Ohio that is alcohol-free and has been smoke-free since 1993.
Photo of College Lanes

Confocal Microscope

Housed in a specially designed room of the Science Center, Oberlin’s confocal microscope provides remarkable cellular detail and resolution.
Confocal Microscope