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Special Collections


Most Special Collections materials do not circulate (leave the library). Users may consult materials in the Richard and Dr. Candace Beutell Gardner Special Collections and Rare Book Room. Because our material is housed offsite, please contact us with your request before visiting.

Collection Strengths

  • African American literature and culture
  • Children's literature
  • Detroit history, arts, and literature
  • Judaica
  • Michigania (including law)
  • Science, medicine, and nursing

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