Using Special Collections
What can you find in Special Collections?
Here you will find rare books including notable copies of works of literature, history, religion, and other subjects. In addition to books, Special Collections also has archives of materials relevant to Southwestern University, Georgetown, and Texas history.
How can you access Special Collections materials?
To view Special Collections materials, follow the signs on the second floor of Smith Library Center to the Special Collections office - Room 254. These collections are open from 9:30 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 4:30, Monday through Friday. The Special Collections staff will have you sign in and then they will retrieve books for you. You can study the materials you requested in the reading room, which is labeled on the map as John G. Tower Library.
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The same Voyager online catalog that allows you to locate books, DVDs, videos and more in the main library can also help you find materials in Special Collections. You can limit your Voyager search results to only items from Special Collections in one of two ways:
1) By going to "Limit Your Search" on the right side of the search result screen and selecting "Add filter: Special Collections"
2) By limiting results to Special Collections under the Advanced Keyword Search features