Alexis de Tocqueville
John Stuart Mill

In 2021 the Benson Center was chosen to participate in a book placement program by the Liberty Fund, a private educational foundation established to foster thought and encourage discussion of enduring issues pertaining to liberty. The center was awarded the Liberty Fund’s entire catalog of some 428 volumes and DVDs, and will continue to receive new additions to the catalog.

This is a curated collection of scholarly works that engage with vital questions of liberty across many disciplines including economics, political thought, history and law. Through this rich collection, readers can explore and consider the ideas of John Milton, Alexis de Tocqueville, John Stuart Mill, Alexander Hamilton, Mercy Otis Warren, Adam Smith, and many others. The Liberty Fund volumes are augmented by titles in the Benson Center’s own collection, which contains works by visiting scholars and guest speakers.  

At the Benson Center, the new library resides in a dedicated reading area on the second floor of Kittredge Central Hall’s north wing, where it is accessible to the entire campus community during business hours.

For more information and to view the inventory, visit

Left: Alexis de Tocqueville's "Democracy in America" and the "Collected Works of John Stuart Mill" are among the titles found in the new Benson Center Library.