The Closed Collection had been part of the Art, Archaeology, and Music Library, but it was moved to Special Collections in 1988 when departmental libraries within Ellis Library merged into an expanded Reference Division.
The best description of the kinds of books included in this collection is "vulnerable." It includes portfolios of loose plates; expensive art books; books accompanied by slides, records, or other media; and various books that require protection not afforded by the regular stacks.
Holdings: over 8600 volumes
How to Use the Collection
All titles are cataloged and available through MERLIN, the University's online catalog. Some titles circulate for limited periods subject to the condition of the volume. Photocopying is permitted if condition permits.
Books must be requested during Special Collections' service hours. Books may not be checked out during weekend hours.