Rare Book Collections

Special Collections holds a large collection of rare books concerning a range of subjects and including a variety of materials, such as medieval manuscripts, early printed books, fine press imprints, modern first editions, paperback fiction, popular magazines and zines. Items may be searched in the UO Libraries catalog. Digital copies of volumes may be found on HathiTrust is a partnership of research libraries, including the University of Oregon, dedicated to the preservation and archiving of human knowledge by building a digital archive of library materials converted from print collections. The Trust currently contains 15 million volumes. Of those, some 38%, or 5.8 million volumes, are in the public domain. Learn more by viewing the research guide on using HathiTrust.