The Rare Books Collection covers virtually the entire spectrum of academic fields represented in the University’s curriculum. University curriculum is the primary consideration in the inclusion or exclusion of material. Prominent in the collection are early imprints, private and small press books, and first editions.
Information about the manuscript collections previously housed in the Rare Books, can be found on the manuscripts web page. If you are interested in learning more about these manuscripts or using the collections in your research or classroom, please contact Curator of Manuscripts/Coordinator of Strategic Digital Partnerships, Nick Pavlik.
The Rare Books collection is housed in the Center for Archival Collections located in the William T. Jerome Library on the 5th floor.
The collection is closed stacks. Patrons can request to see materials between the hours: