Access a rare book
Check to see which library the book is at.
- If it’s Richard J. Daley Library in Chicago, you will see “Daley Library – Special Collections/3rd floor (non-circ.).”
- If it’s the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago, you will see “LHS Chicago Special Collections (non-circulating).”
- You can also view some online lists of rare book collections.
Visit Special Collections to access the book.
Can I check out rare books?
No. Because the rare books are valuable, unique, or very fragile, you may access them only in on our reading rooms.
Our reading rooms have special hours
For the most up-to-date information on when we are open, see Daley Library (hours and dates open) and the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago (hours and days open).