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The Rare Books Department welcomes U back to school! Do you have your textbooks ready? How about your reading primers? Primers were a type of textbook that taught students how to read. Initially, they contained "primary" or fundamental religious materials. Reference to primers appears in English...

Die Cosmographia des Claudius Ptolemy Ptolemy (100-170) Zurich: Belser Verlag, 1983 G1005 1883 Facsimile The Rare Books Department invites you to view is most recent virtual lecture, World Without End: From Macrocosm to Microcosm.In this virtual visit to the Rare Books Department we take a literary journey through the early...

“Thus shall ye think of this fleeting world: A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream, A flash of lightning in a summer’s cloud, A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.” — Buddha ShakyamuniREMEMBER THE LIGHT Mary Risala Laird Quelquefois Press, 2007Artist’s statement in an email to the curator:...