The Special Collections department collects and preserves rare and unique materials including rare books, oral histories, university archives, historical manuscripts, maps, microfilm, photographs, art and artifacts. Students, faculty and the public are welcome to access collections and view special exhibits in our Fourth floor Reading Room.

Items from our collections are always on display in special collections. Visit the Reading Room to see our most current exhibit, or visit our digital exhibits on-line. 

The Special Collections department is the recipient of a 2014 Council of Library and Information Resources Hidden Collections grant. Find out more about this project on our project blog Discovering the Southwest Metroplex.

Search Finding Aids

Search the contents of our collections using this specialized discovery tool.


Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9 AM - 4:30 PM 9 AM - 4:30 PM Closed Closed

Special Collections Events

Please join us Wednesday, October 26, when 2016 Fellow Chris Babits will discuss his project To Cure a Sinful Nation: A Cultural and Intellectual History of Conversion Therapy in the United States from the Second World War to the Present Day from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. in Willis Library Room 340.

Willis Library | Room 340
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am