Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation
|Rare Book Collections|
Printed books, journals and pamphlets from 1472 to the present.
|Online Projects and Publications |
Lincoln and his Circle, Frederick Douglass Project, Online Exhibits, Undergraduate Student Projects.
|Manuscript and Special Collections|
Letters, diaries, architectural drawings, maps, prints, photographs and more.
|Databases for Manuscript, Book and Print Collections|
|University Archives |
Manuscript and printed materials about the history of the University of Rochester.
Information about our Preservation and Conservation programs, Disaster Manual, etc.
Access and User Services
All researchers should contact us by email or telephone (Monday-Friday) 48 hours before visiting, as some collections are not available for use without an appointment.
Please note: the Reading Room closes 15 minutes prior to the closing of the department; no new material will be made available within a half-hour before closing.
In all cases, the librarians are happy to consult about research questions before you come to use the collections. Please call the department's general phone number (585) 275-4477 or send an email.
For other library hours, please go the central page.