Find Rare Books in Special Collections

Last Updated: 25 September 2023 | Provide Feedback

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) supports the teaching and research efforts of the Mason community by collecting, preserving and providing access to archival and rare book collections relevant to academic programs. SCRC keeps records related to Mason's programs, events, and curricula. They also collect records on Virginia and Northern Virginia history and development among other topics. Watch the video below to learn more about how to find rare books using the resources available in Mason's Special Collections. Use this form to make an appointment to view a rare book in SCRC's Reading Room.


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For questions relating to SCRC use the live chat during operating hours or email them at For other questions or if you need more help try Ask a Librarian or explore the subject guide for your discipline. Use the buttons below to download a PDF version of this tutorial and the video transcript.


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