Contact Rare Books and Special Collections

The Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation is open to the UR community for in-person research during the Spring 2021 semester, by appointment only. We are providing additional reference assistance to all researchers to help them meet their research needs without visiting us. This reference assistance includes staff looking at collection material to answer questions and providing PDF reproductions of collection material. For questions about the department, including reproductions, email If you have questions about a specific collection or research topic, your email will be forwarded to the appropriate curator.