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The Rare Books and Special Collections division of Boatwright Memorial Library preserves, protects, and provides access to the treasures of the library, including the oldest, most valuable, and unique materials in the library’s collections. Follow along on our blog as we explore the collections, highlight new acquisitions, and share information about what we have and what we do. Come discover something uncommon with us.

Please note that during Spring 2018, the Galvin Rare Book Room will be closed for construction. Materials from the rare book collection will not be available for use between January and July 2018 as we work to enhance and upgrade our storage.  However, materials listed from Special Collections will be available during this time following regular request procedures.

We appreciate your patience during this construction.