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
8:30 am - 4:30 pm 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Closed

Special Collections Events

A screening of Episode 3 of Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. 

Media Library | Chilton Hall, Room 111C
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm