Special Collections

All users will need to present IDs on every visit, list of approved IDs.

First time community visitors and outside users will need to create accounts with Special Collections. Please plan an extra 5 - 10 min to register an account in our library system.

Affiliates of the University of Utah have a library account.

Hours and Saturday Schedule

Special Collections is temporarily closed.


About Us

The J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections Division serves the University of Utah community, the citizens of Utah, and scholars around the world through the stewardship of original and scarce resources. Its curatorial and archival staff collects, preserves, and provides access to materials that extend across a broad range of topics and formats. Rare books, maps, and ephemera document the record of human communication and provide diverse perspectives on local and global history. Unpublished archival manuscripts, photographs, posters, and video and audio recordings document the past and current history of Utah and the Intermountain West through different experiences of Western life. Extensive secondary publications support these collecting areas while a fully developed preservation program ensures that these unique materials will be available for future generations.



Digital Exhibition

Video tutorials for researching Special Collections

Search our Finding Aids through ArchivesWest

Search our printed materials in Usearch

Search our digitized materials in the Digital Library



Email us any questions

Photography Policy

Reproduction Request

Use Agreement