Archives and special collections

Finding Us:
All requests for use of special collection materials come to Special Collections & Archives, Room 014, of the Reed College Library. Reach us on Lower Level 2 by using staircase D to the left of the main entrance in the library's lobby or taking the elevator (to LL2) at the left of the Circulation Desk. Turn right and ring the bell.

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 a.m.–noon; 1-4 p.m.
Hours at other times M-F: By appointment 

The Special Collections & Archives of the Reed College Library contain rare books and manuscripts, Reediana and the college archives, artists' books and theses, and those special items that connect us to our past. For example, you may peruse a diary of co-founder Amanda Reed, a 16th century map, a letter by Jack Kerouac, or a poetry book published by an Italian printer in 1498. Consult all special collection holdings in the archives room staffed by the librarian and an assistant.

(Page last modified: November 29, 2023)