Special Collections Open Hours

The Fine and Rare Book Room located on the fourth floor of Hunt Library is now open to the public at the following hours: Monday - Friday, 4 - 6 p.m., through November 30, 2018. 

The Fine and Rare Book Room is the home of Special Collections, which is responsible for many of Carnegie Mellon University’s rare and unique materials. The rare book collection, housed in the Fine and Rare Book Room and in Posner Center, is strongest in the history of printing and graphic design, 19th century English and American literature, and landmark books in the history of science. Special Collections also includes manuscript collections of local authors and professors, and collections that feature a variety of media such as posters and examples of fine printing.

Currently on display are dozens of early computing and calculating machines from the Traub-McCorduck Collection, including two German Enigma machines.

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