Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.

Leaf from a Book of Hours. Flemish?, circa 15th century.

Explore our collections

  • Activism and Radicalism

    Books, pamphlets, and ephemera documenting the diversity of thought through the lens of political and social ideologies of the far left and far right.

  • Africana

    Extensive holdings of books, manuscript collections, ephemera, and posters documenting the whole of the African continent, with strengths in Senegambia, the horn of Africa, and southern Africa.

  • Agriculture

    Manuscripts and printed books on agriculture dating from the 15th through the present.

  • Archival Collections

    Papers, records, and ephemera from a variety of creators rooted in popular culture, collections reflect the magnitude in which our lives have been informed and influenced.

  • Artists' Books and Fine Press

    Items that embody and treat as their subjects all aspects of the book as a physical structure, including contemporary artists’ books and fine press materials from the 18th century to the present.

  • Chicanx/Latinx

    Books, journals, and other materials relating to the lived experiences of Chicanx and Latinx communities across the United States.

  • Comic Art

    The world's largest collection of comic books, graphic novels, and books and journals about comics.

  • Cookery and Foodways

    American and international culinary traditions and foodways, including community and commercially produced cookbooks, menus, and ephemera.

  • European and Asian History

    A wide range of manuscripts and printed books documenting all aspects of European history, along with Japanese and Chinese books on the history, culture, and literature of those areas.

  • Gender and Sexuality

    Books, serials, ephemera, and archival materials documenting LGBTQ+ communities and experiences, and the Men’s Movement.

  • Literature

    A wide variety of first and early editions of important works of literature, as well as archival literary collections, all spanning nearly seven centuries.

  • Rare Books and Manuscripts

    Manuscripts and printed books dating back to the medieval period, with strengths including agriculture, literature, cookery, almanacs, and the history of science.

  • Veterinary Medicine

    One of the largest and finest collections in the world of historical books and manuscripts related to veterinary medicine.

  • Zines

    A diverse range of sub-cultural and counter-cultural publications, usually crafted by a single creator or a small group.