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Tisch Library Special Collections

Access to Special Collections

Individuals may consult most Special Collections books in Tisch Library. These books may be used only in the library. Request them by their call numbers at the Digital Collections & Archives Reading Room on Level G, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Catalog searches of the rare books collections at Tisch, Hirsh Health Sciences, and Webster Family (veterinary) Libraries can be made by selecting the "Tufts Special Collections" tab in the Tufts catalog.

To arrange a class visit, please contact Christopher Barbour, Humanities Bibliographer & Coordinator of Special Collections


Decorated initial T from William Morris, News from nowhere : or, an epoch of rest, being some chapters from a utopian romance. London: printed at the Kelmscott Press, 1892.


Related Guides

Images and text of many rare books and periodicals are contained in digital collections such as Early English Books Online (EEBO), 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers, American Periodical Series, or Early American Imprints. For a list of digital collections, please see the research guide Digital Collections at Tufts & on the Web.

Tufts's publications, University records, and manuscript collections can be found at Digital Collections and Archives.

Humanities Bibliographer & Curator of Rare Books

Christopher Barbour