Special Collections

Welcome to Special Collections


Special Statement:

  • For the duration of the Clapp Library renovation project, Special Collections is open to class visits and on-campus researchers by appointment only. Please email specialcollections@wellesley.edu for assistance.

The Special Collections, located in the Margaret Clapp Library, contains rare books, manuscripts, and limited editions. These may be consulted in the Special Collections reading room. Readers are required to register and present photo identification. The catalog is online and integrated into the entire Wellesley College Library catalog. The collections are available for research, free of charge to students and faculty of the Wellesley College community, as well as visiting scholars, regardless of academic affiliation. 

We encourage both individual research visits and class visits -- follow the appropriate links at the left to get started. Additionally, feel free to explore The Digital Repository.