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Hesburgh Libraries

Rare Books & Special Collections

Rare Books & Special Collections

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections includes more than 175,000 volumes of printed books and periodicals, manuscript holdings ranging from medieval codices to collections dating from the late twentieth century, and various other format materials including printed ephemera, maps, newspapers, numismatic and philatelic items. Below you will find links to descriptive information about some of the highlights of the department's collections.

Primary Collection Strengths