The library serves as the information resource center for The Hormel Institute. It provides print and online materials to support faculty and staff research as well as special projects. The collection consists of approximately 10,250 volumes of bound journals and 2,900 volumes of books and serials. The subjects covered include chemistry, biology, biophysics, medicine, and electronics. Researchers also have access to the services and resources of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Libraries, the 16th largest in North America by collection size. Books are delivered through the MINITEX delivery service and are available for pickup in The Hormel Institute Library. Articles that are not available in electronic form are obtained through interlibrary loan.