Book Arts & Special Collections

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The Library will be closed September 7 for Labor Day

The Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center houses major collections on printing history, calligraphy and lettering, wit and humor, little maga/zines, early children’s books, and several smaller collections . The Center sponsors a variety of exhibitions and programs on a regular basis.

Guidelines for Using the Collection


Research Resources

More About the Collections

Upcoming Events

Margaret Morgan: How I Got From Here to There
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
SF Correspondence Co-op
Saturday, September 12, 2015, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic A
The Power of the Word
Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium

Current Exhibits

Letters to Myself
Through Sunday, October 11, 2015
Main Library, Jewett Gallery
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