Welcome to the Special Books Room
Located on the third floor of Archer Library, the Special Books Collection is a secure area where books that are considered rare, unique, or fragile are housed. These books are available in the library, but are not part of the circulating collection. Items in this collection be viewed in the Special Books Room by appointment with the Curator.
About this Collection
Materials in the Special Books Room are selected based on many different factors: age, condition, value, or author. The books are kept in a separate secure room where we can do our best to minimize their handling and control the temperature and humidity. This will help preserve the books for future generations.
The display areas on the Main Floor of the Library often has display that feature a selection of the Special Books Collection books and items.
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For more Information
Learn more about the special books collection on our Library Guide.
If you are interested in learning more about the Special Books Collection, please contact:
Reference & Curator Librarian, Jessica Byers