The Library is dedicated to preserving Catawba's heritage by maintaining the College's archival records. The Catawba College collection contains documents and artifacts chronicling the school's founding, growth, and relocation.
While not complete, the collection includes some of the following items:
The Catawba College Library has partnered with the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center to bring the Catawba Community and the world a glimpse into Catawba College's history by digitizing and publishing 81 yearbooks online. The collection contains yearbooks from 1927 until 2010. The yearbook was originally published under the title The Swastika, which was taken from a Native American design found on campus. However the yearbook was rechristened The Sayakini in 1941 as a result of the corruption of the swastika symbol.
The archives contain fragile materials; as a result materials from the archives are not available for check-out.