Special Collections houses rare works and contemporary artworks that support teaching and research in the arts, humanities and sciences. Our collections include rare books, medieval manuscripts, contemporary artists’ books, and a signature photobook and photography collection. Special subject collections reflect the interests and research of the CU-Boulder community and the state.

Special collections are non-circulating; we are happy to consult with you about accessing materials via our Reading Room (information about visiting and using our collections). We have an active instruction program and welcome requests from Front Range educational communities. 

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