Welcome to Special Collections

Special Collections is the part of the University Libraries that preserves and provides access to materials that are rare, fragile, and irreplaceable. It's home to the oldest, newest, rarest, weirdest, and most beautiful materials in Ellis Library.

Special Collections is open by appointment this semester, but you are welcome to request anything in the collection that interests you.

Schedule a Reading Room Appointment

This exhibit is a part of the University Libraries Online Scavenger Hunt. Whether or not you're a scavenger hunter, click below to explore just a few of the items in these amazing collections.