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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. Look for a link in each catalog record, "Request to view this item in the Archives reading room," which is on Level G, open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Upon one's first request, it will be necessary to register. One may schedule a visit online, and keep track of one's requests.

It is possible to limit one's search to special collections when using Jumbosearch. Choose Advanced search, and add "Tufts Special Collections" on one line, as keywords. 

To arrange a class visit or research consultation, please contact Christopher Barbour, Curator of Rare Books

Students study medieval manuscript fragments   Penwork initial, Tufts Univ. MS 15, 1398.   Book bound in a leaf from a medieval manuscript   




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 (but not manuscripts in the sense of the medieval codex) can be found at Digital Collections and Archives.