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Library Tour

Virtually explore the non-virtual parts of the library!


Archives contains manuscripts, pictures, and other materials that are unique to Carleton. Anything you need to know about Carleton's history you can probably learn from the archivist and his collection.

Special Collections

Special Collections is home to the library's rare books, artists' books, and other printed materials that are historically significant, rare, valuable, fragile, have an unusual format, or otherwise need special care and attention. The oldest book in our collection was printed in 1471, and the newest book in the collection is an artists' book printed this year. Other highlights include a printed Book of Hours, the complete Diderot Encyclopedia, Revolutionary War pamphlets, and Oliver Byrne's The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid, in which coloured diagrams and symbols are used instead of letters for greater ease of learners

Exhibit of Special Collections Materials on 4th

Frequently you can view materials from the Special Collections in exhibit spaces on 4th Libe.