Due to a small renovation, the Thompson Special Collections Reading Room will be closed December 18-26, 2017. Please contact Rebecca Jewett ( regarding any questions or to schedule an appointment outside of those dates.

The Ohio State University Libraries Special Collections collect, preserve, and promote the use of distinctive collections, unique resources and primary research materials. Our diverse collections are available for use by Ohio State University faculty and students as well as visiting scholars and the general public. To learn more about each collection, please visit their web sites. For the Jack and Jan Creighton Thompson Library Special Collections Research Room hours, please visit OSU Libraries' Locations & Hours.


The Hilandar Research Library

The Rare Books and Manuscripts Library

William Charvat Collection of American Literature

The Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute