Special Collections is located in the basement of Allen South Library. We bring together the University of Washington Libraries' most rare and unique resources. From papyrus to born-digital, our holdings span history and the globe, and offer boundless opportunities for exploration and discovery.
Students, faculty, and visitors are invited to examine manuscripts, printed works, artists' books, photographs, maps, and other materials. They can be viewed in-person in our Reading Room, or remotely using our Virtual Reading Room Service.