Explore Collections

The holdings of the Central Libraries Special Collections range from the 4th century to the present. With over 10,000 volumes, the collection covers a wide range of disciplines in rare books, manuscripts, books arts, scholars’ libraries, archives, early printed music and more.

Explore an overview of these collections in this interactive page: Collection Overview

Main collecting areas include:

Artist Books

Digital Collections

Music and Fine Arts

19th Century

Rare Books and
Manuscripts

Scholars' Collections
and Other Archives


If you would like to visit the library to view the materials, please click here for more information on making an appointment. Make an Appointment

Central Libraries Special Collections

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Moody Memorial Library
1312 S. 3rd
Waco, Texas 76798

Baylor University
Central Libraries Special Collections
c/o Beth Farwell
One Bear Place #97148
Waco, Texas 76798-7148

(254) 710-3679