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What is the Bentley Rare Book Museum?

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2017  |  83 Views

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About the Museum:

The Bentley Rare Book Museum (Museum) is one of only three museum-grade collections in the state of Georgia.  It offers a new model for engaging with special collections through interactive, rotating exhibits, robust programming, and a focus on campus and community outreach. Founded in 1987 as a gallery, the Museum holds over 10,000 rare items that chart the history of the book in the English-speaking world. 

Opening Hours:

Currently, the Museum is open by appointment only Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Researchers and tourists may schedule an appointment online or send an email to

Beginning on April 25th, 2017, the museum will open to all visitors Tuesday to Friday, 11:00 AM -- 4:00 PM.

Staff contact information:

Dr. Julia Skinner, Curator of Rare Books
Office: 211 Sturgis (in Archives office suite)
Cell phone: 319.321.6540

Archives and Rare Books staff

Visitor Policies: 

You may click here to access the visitor policies.

For more information about the Museum, please visit its website

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