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Library Hours for Tuesday, October 16th

All of the hours for today can be found below. We look forward to seeing you in the library.
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Special Collections10:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Bailey/Howe Library8:00 am - 12:00 am

Media Services8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Bailey/Howe Reference9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Dana Medical Library7:30 am - 11:00 pm

 

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Overview

Mission

The Jack and Shirley Silver Special Collections Library supports the UVM Libraries' mission to further the creation, application, and dissemination of knowledge by providing access to research materials relating to the study of Vermont, the history of the University of Vermont, and the history of the book as a form of humanistic expression. As an important link in the network of institutions responsible for maintaining the documentary record of Vermont, Special Collections preserves these materials for the use of current and future researchers. Special Collections also serves as the repository for the printed treasures of the Libraries that are extremely valuable or fragile.

Collections

The Silver Special Collections Library maintains a comprehensive Vermont research collection, institutional records and other information about the University of Vermont, and an eclectic rare book collection. Our collections support a diverse community of researchers that includes students, faculty, scholars, local historians, consultants, and journalists.

Instruction

Special Collections has an active instruction program that provides students at all levels and in a wide range of disciplines with hands-on educational opportunities using materials from our collections.

Events and Exhibits

We support a robust schedule of lectures, workshops, open houses, and rotating exhibits to share our collections and engage the campus commuity and the general public in wide-ranging discussions and debates.  

Publications

Our New Home

During the summer of 2018, Jack and Shirley Silver Special Collections moved to Billings Library, an architectural landmark designed by H. H. Richardson and completed in 1886. Our reading room is on the second level, and classroom and exhibit spaces are located on the third level. Special Collections shares the historic building with the Humanities Center, the Miller Center for Holocaust Studies, and the Center for Research on Vermont on the fourth level.