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Special Collection Libraries

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

State-of-the-art facility to preserve and provide public access to the Library's rare books and manuscripts collections.

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Maintains collections of over 16 million materials that include archival records, manuscripts, maps, photos, audios, video recordings, and rare books, most of which are centered in American and British literature.

The Athenæum of Philadelphia

A member supported, special collections library founded in 1814 to collect materials "connected with the history and antiquities of America, and the useful arts, and generally to disseminate useful knowledge".

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Avenue for vast learning, dialogue, and tolerance in the fields of science and culture.

Centennial Collection

Free Library of Philadelphia's gallery of silver albumen photographs.

Children's Literature Research Collections

Internationally recognized resource contains various small and six core collections. Guides on using the featured resources are provided.

Collect Britain

Chronicles the British history through thousands of images, audios, and other exhibitions.

Eli Siegel Collection

Collection of aesthetic realism materials including books and manuscripts.

The Great White Fleet

William Stewart's gallery of postcards, photographs, and memorabilia. Presents accounts of the Great White Fleet's 1908 cruise around the world.

International Academy for Marital Spirituality

Contains marital spirituality materials that aim to advance the study of and dialogue about the meaning and relevance of marriage in the context of contemporary society.

The Islamic Foundation Library

Information about this library's services and opening times. With reading lists and a host of related informative electronic resources.

The Josep Bosch Collection

Privately funded project to recover, restore, preserve and exhibit historical newspapers from around the world.

Margaret Herrick Library

Provides original scripts, correspondence and other materials documenting the history of the motion picture industry. Includes library rules, policies, hours, map and directions to location in Beverly Hills, California.

Rare Books and Special Collections

Includes galleries of books, cartoons, manuscripts, and photos. With information on handling rare books and materials.

The Seattle Metaphysical Library

Nonprofit resource center open to the public. Includes information about the collection, events, newsletter, media list, benefits of membership, volunteerism, online store and hours.

The Tibetan & Himalayan Library (THL)

Resource centered on the Himalaya's and Tibet's architecture, arts, environmental and cultural geography, history, literature, languages, music, natural sciences, and religion.

USC Digital Archive

Gallery of thousands of photographs, maps, manuscripts, records, texts, and audio recordings.

Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Site details the resources available in the collection and offers online research services.

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