Literatures in English

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The Literatures in English Section, as part of the Association of College and Research Libraries, provides a forum in which academic and research librarians who support literatures in English programs exchange ideas, exercise leadership, and contribute to the improvement of library service in the field.

Members of LES are professionally involved in the acquisition, organization, and use of information sources related to the study and teaching of literature written in English from around the world.

LES is a section of the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.

Join the Conversation

  • LES on ACRL Connect: Engage in discussions with fellow LES members!
  • LES-Blog: Participate in the section's forum for professional discussion and debate
  • Twitter: Follow LES on Twitter


  • Past Programs: Held each summer at the American Library Association Conference
  • Discussion Groups: Talk with other literature librarians in small groups (Collections, New Members and Reference)



  • Biblio-Notes: The section newsletter publishes articles and announcements contributed by members

Learn about LES and Its Activities

Section Statements and Guidelines

Past Resources

Comments may be directed to the LES Website Administrator, Jenny Dale.

Special thanks to Jackie Hackman for designing the LES logo.

Last updated: 7/10/2023