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Rare Books Collection at the Center for Archival Collections: Home

About the Collection

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

Location and Hours








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:

Monday: 8:00am-8:50pm 

Tuesday-Friday: 8am-4:50pm 

Saturday: 1pm-4:50pm 


Contact Information

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Libby Hertenstein
Jerome Library
Bowling Green State

Contemporary Collection Highlights

Historical Collection Highlights