There's a lot that makes CMU unique. The Libraries is particularly proud of our digitized and special collections: materials you can only get here.

Learn about collections and archives unique to CMU and the tri-state area.


Explore the Architecture Archives' thousands of drawings and blueprints, extensive files of manuscripts and photographs, and a number of architectural models—records that document the work of hundreds of designers.

Explore the Archives' many digital collections.

The Posner Memorial Collection includes more than 1,000 volumes of great books that document ideas that have shaped the world.

The University Libraries provides a repository named Research Showcase to preserve and provide free online (open) access to work produced by Carnegie Mellon faculty and students.

Make an appointment to visit Special Collections to work with rare and unique print materials.

The Carnegie Mellon University Archives is responsible for documenting and preserving the history of the university from its founding in 1900 to the present day.