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Welcome to Special Collections!

The Special Collections reading room of the University of Delaware Library is located on the second floor of Morris Library, 181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267 USA.

Rare books, manuscripts, and other special collections do not circulate and all items must be consulted in the reading room, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Before visiting Special Collections, please read the policies & procedures page. For information about visiting campus, please see the visitor information page and the frequently asked questions page.

For general information about Special Collections, please see the collection focus page, or consult the online finding aids or research guides.


Ted Kaufman papers open!

Please visit the new Omeka site introducing the Edward E. "Ted" Kaufman papers. View the exhibit, 22 Months: Ted Kaufman in the United States Senate, find out about research in the collection, and visit the archived Web site from his Senate office.

Nothing Is True, Everything Is Permitted:

On display in the Special Collections Gallery
January 28th, 2014 – June 13, 2014


Dust wrapper, William S. Burroughs,
The Naked Lunch, Paris: Olympia Press, [1959]

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