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History of science and technology: Rare Books in the History of Science

A guide to collections in the Stanford Libraries, featuring the Silicon Valley Archives

Rare Books in the History of Science

Search for Rare Books 

1. As with circulating titles, begin by visiting Searchworks

2. Enter a search term (e.g., the name of a book or author) into the search box. 

3. A results list will show items from all Stanford libraries that match your search term. 

4. Rare books are housed in the Department of Special Collections and do not circulate. For access to rare books, select the Resource Type "Book" in the left column to limit your results, then limit your results again by selecting the Library "Special Collections." 

5. See additional information below about named special collections of rare books in the history of science, technology and medicine in the Stanford Libraries.