Rare books and manuscripts
Temporary library closure May 24 - August 16Collections will be unavailable during the temporary closure of the Wangensteen Historical Library. Reference consultations and course planning appointments are possible as time permits during this period. Contact [email protected] for assistance.
The Wangensteen Library collection consists of 73,000 print materials that broadly represent health, medicine, and biological sciences from 1430 to 1945 including:
- rare books,
- and medical and scientific journals (1679 to 1930).
The rare book and manuscript collection covers a wide range of subjects of materials mainly produced in Western Europe, North America and East Asia.
Collection strengths include:
- women’s health,
- natural history, including botany and ornithology,
- and pharmacy.
A selection of our rare books and manuscripts are available through our digitized collections.