Visit the Library’s Special Collections Room

The Janet D. Greenwood Library now has a Special Collections Room which is filled with a variety of unique book collections. The collections include Longwood faculty publications, the Virginia Authors Collection, the Virginiana Collection, the Edward Gorey Collection, the Droessler Collection, and a collection of rare books. This room holds treasurers that are priceless—some because they are inscribed by the author, some because of the illustrative matter, some because they are first edition classics and some because they are no longer available in print but have an enduring value.

The room is a warm and inviting place to visit; it is a place where you can sit and read from one of the many books housed on its shelves. Books may be used in the room during the open hours. The room is open during the academic sessions on Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; it is open on Friday from 10:00 am. to 12:00 p.m. The room is closed during fall and spring breaks. Special Collections Usage Policies and Procedures has more information about hours and using the materials.

The Special Collections Room is located on the west end of the second floor of the library. You are invited to visit the room and enjoy browsing through some of the treasures that make this room so special.