Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections
The Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections is home to many of the Libraries’ rarest materials from incunabula to works of the present day. The holdings include manuscripts, archives, broadsides, prints, photographs, artifacts, ephemera and more.
Visit Special Collections
Deering Library Level 3, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston IL 60208
The McCormick Library of Special Collections Reading Room will be closed for two days, Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26, 2019, for staff training. If you need to contact us during this period (or for more information now) send us an email ; we will respond as soon as we can. Special accommodation may be possible for visiting scholars.
Call 847-491-3635 or email Special Collections.
See staff assistance hours on our hours webpage.
See the Collection
Our materials are open to the general public and the entire Northwestern community; no special credentials or permissions is required. Although they do not circulate, materials can be viewed in the Jens Nyholm Reading room.
See guidelines for using our materials.
Most of our titles are catalogued and can be located on NUsearch. Review some highlights:
Materials from our collection are frequently used in library and University exhibits.
Past exhibits have covered subjects as diverse as printed books from Shakespeare's time to fugitive pamphlets of the 1960s. See all exhibits using our collection.
- Scott Krafft, Curator
- Jason Nargis, Special Collections Librarian
- Sigrid P. Perry, Library Assistant
- Nick Munagian, Research Services Manager
- Kolter Campbell, Library Assistant
Contact a staff member.