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Archives and Special Collections Department: Rare Books

The Rare Books Collection

The LIU Brooklyn Library houses approximately 2,520 rare books, dating from the 17th to the 20th century. The collection is strong in history, particularly New York and Brooklyn history, as well as American and European literature. It includes approximately 450 volumes of 19th century school texts, primers and grammars on all subjects. 

The Rare Book Collection is currently in storage, due to structural renovation. For information on this collection, please call the Special Collections Librarian to schedule an appointment or to talk about how the special collections can assist you in your research.   


For more information about the Rare Books Collection, please contact the Special Collection Librarian/Archivist Constance Woo, 718 488 1321,