DePaul University Libraries

Special Collections contains over 21,000 volumes with unique or rare content, format, or subject focus.

A strong emphasis is placed on book illustration, particularly from the nineteenth century, and on books that exhibit the arts of printing, support many curricular uses, as well as provide scholarly resources. Many of the literary standards of the seventeenth and eighteenth century are included, as are incunabula, maps, and manuscripts.

The collection is open to all members of the community, and use in classes is encouraged.