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Library Collections

The Boatwright Memorial Library includes major collections in the sciences, fine arts, humanities, film, maps, theater, government documents, and rare books and manuscripts. At present, the library’s physical collection comprises approximately 500,000 volumes of books, more than 100,000 bound periodicals, and thousands of multimedia items. Parsons Music Library, located in the Modlin Center for the Arts, collects books, music scores, and audio/video recordings. Over 110,000 journals, 245,000 books, and nearly 375 research databases are accessible through library computers and university computer labs and off campus.

Digital Collections

The Digital Engagement Group in Boatwright Memorial Library at the University of Richmond creates accessible and useful digital collections of University scholarship, publications, and archival materials. We digitize, preserve, and publish University research and publications along with special collections and University archival content, prioritizing materials that are unique and most likely to be of interest to University faculty and students, scholars and more generally, the public.

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Rare Books & Special Collections

The Galvin Rare Book Room and Special Collections, located within Boatwright Memorial Library,  supports and reflects the educational mission of the University of Richmond by preserving and providing access to materials for use by students, faculty, staff, scholars, and the general public.

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