Rare Book Collection

The Rare Book Collection at GSD includes publications that, as defined by the Art and Architecture Thesaurus, are "valuable due to their actual or prospective rarity, and are distinguished by an early publication date, limited issue, historical interest, or a special characteristic of the edition or binding."

  • Learn about the Rare Book Collection at the GSD: go to About Rare Book Collection
  • Find Rare Books at GSD: go to Search Rare Book Collection
  • Plan your visit: go to Request Rare Book Collection Items
  • Curious about the Rare Book Collection at the GSD? go to Browse Rare Book Collection 
  • Need Help? Get in touch with us


Fall 2021, Special Collections Reading Room: appointment needed. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 am to 2:00 pm.