Rare Books and Research Guides

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Finding Rare Books

The Allison Library Rare Books Collection is accessible to all students and visting scholars. You can search for rare books in our online catalogue. Texts located in the Rare Books Room will have a note beside the call number: “John Richard Allison Library Rare Books.” Click here to "browse" the entire Rare Books Collection in the catalogue or view highlights from our Collection.

Viewing Rare Books

  • Be sure to provide the title(s) and call number(s) when booking. You may view up to 5 rare books per appointment. 
  • Prepare for your Appointment by reading these Guidelines for visiting the Reading Room.
  • If you have any questions regarding accessing rare books please email us at [email protected]

Book A Rare Books Appointment

Research the Puritans in the Allison Library

We have a rich storehouse of Puritan resources in the Allison Library, ranging from monographs in the main stacks, to online journals, to rare books. To learn more about our Puritan resources and for assistance researching the Puritans view our Research Guides.