Special Collections, established July 1966, houses the Library’s rare books and pamphlets, manuscript collections, photographs, the University Archives, and the Map Collection. The Department’s major purposes are to acquire these materials, make them available for use, and preserve their integrity for future generations of students and scholars.

Traveling researchers should connect with us in advance in case there are changes to the schedule.

Special Collections Hours

This Week
Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Next Week
Monday Intersession (December 18, 2017)10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday Intersession (December 19, 2017)10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday Intersession (December 20, 2017)10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday Intersession (December 21, 2017)10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday - Sunday Winter Break

Special Collections and Maps will be closed on Dec. 4-5, 2017 for training.

Map Collection Hours

This Week
Monday - Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Next Week
Monday Intersession (December 18, 2017)1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tuesday Intersession (December 19, 2017)1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday Intersession (December 20, 2017)1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Thursday Intersession (December 21, 2017)1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday - Sunday Winter Break

New Special Collections Request System Launches on December 6

On December 6, 2017, Special Collections will implement a new online request system, Aeon. This software system is used by most of our fellow UC Special Collections departments as well ...

November 28, 2017

What does Special Collections fear the most?

Food and drinks in the reading room of course! Happy Halloween from the folks in Special Collections. Stop by to check out all sorts of interesting and unique materials ...

October 31, 2017

The World Series and Shakespeare’s Second Folio

You may be wondering what the World Series has to do with Shakespeare’s Second Folio. Well, it has everything to do with our copy of the Second Folio. In 1958, ...

October 31, 2013
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