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
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 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.