About the Rare Book Room
Located on the fourth floor of Burton Barr Central Library, the Rare Book Room houses three collections:
The Alfred Knight Collection contains 3400 rare, historically significant books and ephemera including 4000-year-old clay tablets, illuminated manuscripts, Shakespeare's Second and Fourth folios and leaf from the Gutenberg Bible.
The Artist Made Book Collection includes nearly 400 twentieth century and contemporary works from fine presses and leading artists.
The Reference Collection is made up of 2000 books and periodicals on the history, structure and production of books and book arts.