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Search the Collections

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Become a registered reader to place requests for materials in advance of your research visit. Then use the finding aids and library catalog to request materials.

  • Finding Aids: Search finding aids for collection descriptions and contents lists of manuscripts and graphics collections.
  • Library Catalog: Use the online catalog for books, maps, prints, photographs, and more.

Digitized Collections

  • Clements Library Image Bank: This collection includes a selection of maps, prints, photographs, and manuscript drawings digitized from our collections.
  • Archival Collections: Some archival collections have been digitized in their entirety. See the list of collections for details.
  • Books in HathiTrust: HathiTrust, a digital library created by a partnership of academic and research institutions, includes a selection of books digitized from the Clements Library collections.

Other Resources

  • Online Exhibits: Browse our online exhibits to learn more about the library collections and see selected materials.
  • Library Publications: The Clements publishes a newsletter about the collections twice a year, as well as occasional bulletins and books on special topics.
  • Subject Guides: These provide an overview of the Clements holdings on specific topics, highlighting library collecting strengths.

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Search finding aids
for manuscripts and graphics collections


Search the catalog
for books, maps, prints, and more.


Browse our
digitized collections

We have thousands of collections. Many items are not yet digitized.

If you are having trouble finding what you are looking for,
contact us.