Rare Book Room

The Rare Book Room is housed on the lower level of the library. It contains works on art, history, literature, mathematics, and science as well as a collection of bibles. Included in this room are 17th and 18th century bibles from the Netherlands, a 1611 King James Bible with two interesting misprints, and the Mammortrectus Super Bibliam printed in Venice in 1476. Among the rarest books in the collection are the first printed edition of Euclid's Elementa, 1482 and Tabulae Rudolphinae of Johannes Kepler published in Ulm by Jonas Sauer in 1627.

The library welcomes inquiries about the collection and will be pleased to help students and faculty use rare books in their classes and scholarship.

Rare books may be used in the Director's Conference Room upon request to the library director. The Rare Book Room is open anytime the library is open. It can also be reserved by calling 395-7790.