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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.

  • 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.

  • Grummond Children's Literature Collection

    Special collections branch of the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries. Focuses on American and British children's literature, both historical and contemporary.

  • 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 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.

  • 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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