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ILLiad System Outage

Kelvin Smith Library's ILLiad System will be unavailable on July 10, 2015, from 8:00 AM through 11:00 AM. We are undergoing an upgrade during that time, and apologize for any inconvenience.

Literature Collections


Some of the outstanding literature collections include the Wilhelm Scherer collection of German literature with first editions of German authors and early periodicals such as Der Deutsche Merkur, the Haskell collection of illustrated Victorian literature with books illustrated by Cruikshank, Browne, Rackham and Tenniel, and the Bailey collection of titles by Henry David Thoreau with first editions. Collections of major authors of English, French, Spanish and American literature include titles from the 16th through the 21st centuries such as England’s Parnassus, Émile, Faust, Leaves of Grass, Cigarrales de Toledo and The Old Man and the Sea.

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