Book Arts & Special Collections

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The Library will be closed May 30 for Memorial 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

The English Writing-Masters and Their Copybooks
Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 6:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
SF Correspondence Co-op
Sunday, June 19, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic A
Hand Bookbinders of California: Docent Tour
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 10:00 am
Main Library, Skylight Gallery

Current Exhibits

Animal House
Through Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Main Library, Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area
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