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Special Collections & Archives: About Our Collections

collecting strengths and highlights

Explore Our Collections

The unique materials held in Special Collections & Archives at McHenry Library can support a variety of research projects. Holdings include local history, book arts, photography, UCSC history, early printed  books, music, literary archives, history of science, oral histories, artworks and artifacts, and pop culture.

On these pages you'll find information on a variety of collecting strengths, as well as some collection highlights.   

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Special Collections Hours

GENERAL HOURS (EXCEPT CHANGES NOTED BELOW):

Academic Quarters
Monday-Friday
10:00am-noon & 1:00-4:00pm

Intersessions and Summer
Monday-Friday 1:00 - 4:00pm

 

Dec. 3-21 our reading room will be open 1:00-4:00pm only, Monday-Friday.

Morning hours may be available in exceptional circumstances. Please contact us to confirm collection will be accessible. 

 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING PLANNED CLOSURES: 

Dec. 24-Jan. 1: closed (winter break)

Jan. 21: closed (holiday)

Feb. 18: closed (holiday)

Mar. 29: closed (holiday)

May 27: closed (holiday)

Hours subject to change. Please confirm current hours before planning your visit.