Today: Special Collections in Hornbake 10:00am - 4:00pm, by appointment only

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Located on the first floor of Hornbake Library North, the Maryland Room serves as the reading room for Special Collections and University Archives.

All visitors placing requests for materials from our collections should visit the Maryland Room to view those items. 

  • Maryland Room Gallery
    Located next to the Maryland Reading Room in Hornbake Library North, these annual exhibits feature thematic displays of our unique materials. The exhibits are composed of books, manuscripts, ephemera, three-dimensional objects, and multi-media items.
  • Katherine Anne Porter Room
    Located on the 1st floor of Hornbake Library North, the Katherine Anne Porter Room is a replica of her personal library, set up with her furniture, and personal artifacts during her time in Washington, DC. Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) was an important American author, known mostly for her short stories and novel, Ship of Fools.