Information about LRGV and Special Collections
Anyone can come and use the materials in Special Collections. We welcome all researchers, students, faculty, genealogists, and anyone interested in local history or rare books.
Hours are generally:
|Monday - Thursday||8:00 am - 9:00 pm|
|Friday||8:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Saturday||11:00 am - 8:00 pm|
Hours may vary during the Summer, during Holidays, and between semesters. A complete listing of Library Hours, with these schedule changes, may be found on the Library's webpage.
Select materials can be checked out with a proper identification and a Library barcode. Currently enrolled students, or currently employed faculty or staff have standard check-out privileges. All other patrons may check-out materials for two weeks. Members of the general public may obtain a public patron card for an annual fee. Visit the Circulation website for more complete information.
If your call number has
|LRGV||c.1 (first or only copy)||Library Use Only|
|LRGV||c.2 and above (2nd more more copies)||Available for checkout|
|Bry||Books from the Bryant collection||All copies available for checkout|
|Rare||Books from the Rare collection||Books may be viewed in Special Collections Room only|
Overdue Fines and Fees
$1.00 per day
CAUTION: Because our books are unique and often irreplaceable, they have a higher fine than other Library books. Users are responsible for damage to and replacement costs for Special Collection materials.
Special Rules for Special Collections
Users should be aware that much of the Collection's holdings are
valuable and unique and are therefore very expensive or impossible to
replace. Library staff retrieve requested materials. When
reviewing the materials, please use pencils only, and if you take them
home, keep them away from dogs and kids! Staff reserves the
right to inspect all backpacks, purses, and other personal articles
before leaving the area.