Thanks to visionary collectors and generous donors, Bruce Peel Special Collections houses a world class collection of more than 100,000 rare books and a significant collection of archival materials that explore a range of local and international subjects. Open on weekday afternoons throughout the year, researchers and visitors are welcome to browse the current exhibition or examine rare materials in the Gregory Javitch Reading Room.

Researchers must submit either a Retrieval Request Form (for books) or a Discover Archives Retrieval Request Form (for archival materials) before 8am on the day of their visit in order to be sure that library materials have been retrieved from storage and are available for their use.

Current Exhibit