Gerald R. Sherratt Library

Special Collections: About

Special Collections and Archives houses library materials deemed too valuable, rare, or fragile to be made available through general circulation. Materials include books, manuscripts, sound recordings, musical scores, photographs and artifacts. All materials are open and available for scholarly research but may only be used in the Christopher/Mann Reading Room under the supervision of Special Collections staff. Copying of materials is strictly controlled by our Materials Use Policy. There is generally no fee for non-distributed scholarly or educational use.

In addition to our responsibilities for protecting and preserving rare, valuable and fragile materials generally, our collection development policy focuses on acquiring materials specifically relating to Utah history, southern Utah, the life and works of William Shakespeare and the Native Americans of southern Utah, in particular the Paiute Indian Tribe.


Our hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Saturday and Sunday. You can also schedule an appointment with us for an alternate time.


We are located on the Garden Level in LI 005. The entrance to Special Collections is by the Garden Study Area.