Special Collections & Archives


About Us

The George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) collects, preserves, and makes available unique rare books, manuscripts, historical College records, and increasingly, digital collections. Students, scholars, and all with an interest are invited to explore and learn from these world-class collections through their own research as well as our varied exhibits, instructional sessions, and public programs.


Visit our website to learn more: https://library.bowdoin.edu/arch

Access SC&A

Special Collections & Archives Reading Room is open from 11 a.m to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, by appointment.  Visit https://aeon.bowdoin.edu to schedule time in the reading room.