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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.
As of October, 2017, it is not possible to limit one's search to special collections when using Jumbosearch. For older material, search results by author, subject, or keyword may be limited by applying facets to the search results, e.g. "1450-1600", "books", "available in the library", and "Tisch Library".
To arrange a class visit or research consultation, please contact Christopher Barbour, Curator of Rare Books.
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.
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.