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Q: What is the Bentley Rare Book Museum?


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:

The Museum opens to all visitors Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 AM -- 4:00 PM. Researchers and tourists may also schedule an appointment online or send an email to

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

You may also click here for information about the KSU Archives.

For more information

For more help, call or visit one of our Check Out Desks:

Sturgis Library at Kennesaw (Ground Floor): 470-578-6202
Johnson Library at Marietta (First Floor): 470-578-7276

Last Updated

Last Updated

Jul 02, 2019


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