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Rare Book Collections

Rare Book Collections

Welcome to the Research Guide for Rare Books! The largest of the University's rare book collections, now numbering over 60,000 printed pieces, is administered within the Department of Special Collections. Additional collections of rare materials are housed in the Art and Architecture, Music, East Asian, School of Medicine, and School of Law libraries.

Use the menu on the left to explore the collections, or contact the curator below!


Rare Book Collections at Washington University

Download a brochure (.pdf format) describing the rare book collections.