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Special Collections' materials are stored in the Fred W. Symmes Archives and are not open for browsing. They are stored this way due to concerns about their fragility, age, significance, and uniqueness.

However, though you cannot browse our shelves, you can browse our collection online. Books in our collection are listed in the library's online catalog, and can be isolated from listing in the General Collection by selecting "Special Collections" from the drop-down menu immediately below the search fields. Other materials stored in Special Collections are listed on our website. Once you find what you are looking for, you can request the materials at the window in Special Collections and Archives and we will bring them to you to use in the William Gilmore Simms Research Room.