Special Collections

Special Collections

Special Collections is responsible for many of Carnegie Mellon University’s rare and unique materials. The rare book collection, housed in the Fine and Rare Book Room (Hunt Library, 4th floor) and in Posner Center, is strongest in the history of printing and graphic design, 19th century English and American literature, and landmark books in the history of science. Special Collections also includes manuscript collections of local authors and professors, and collections that feature a variety of media such as posters and examples of fine printing.

Staff is available to assist researchers working with rare books and archives, make materials available for class lectures, and create library exhibits.

Collection Highlights

Fine and Rare Book Room Hours:
Monday through Friday by appointment

Mary Catharine Johnsen
Special Collections Librarian
412-268-6622 or 412-268-7272