Collection materials may be requested using a Special Collections Research Account. If you are visiting for the first time, you must register before requesting any materials. Once you have created and logged into your account, you may request materials directly from our catalog. Please place requests at least 24 hours in advance of your visit. Staff will endeavor to deliver onsite materials promptly, but may limit the number of items you can request or consult at one time. All materials will be consulted in a supervised area of our reading room. In order to view any materials, a current, valid photographic ID is required. Your ID card will be held at the circulation desk during your visit.
To find books in the Rare Book collection, please use the "Specific Location" limit feature. This limit feature will allow you to search only for books within this collection. This limiting feature is found in the Franklin catalog, along the left side of the page, between "Library" and "Publication Date". In the "Library" box, select "Fisher Fine Arts Library." In the "Specific Location" box, select "Fisher Fine Arts Library - Rare Book." You may also select "Fisher Fine Arts Library - Rare Print" or "Rare Maps."
When using the collections in the Perkins Rare Book Room, please:
If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with a librarian
Additional information on how to properly handle rare books