Answered By: Timothy Grasso
Last Updated: Aug 08, 2018     Views: 85

The Hubbard Library Special Collections contain published printed materials from the personal libraries of individual donors to the Fuller Seminary Archives, such as James Washington or M. Scott Peck, and are housed in a secure holding location of the library. Special collections are cataloged and their records are searchable through the Fuller Library catalog.

Collections reflect the donor’s particular research and collecting interest, and provide a vital, in-depth resource that documents a core area of theological research. Many of the collections represent a comprehensive topical collection within a certain time period and may include antique, unusual, or annotated works. Please click here to view a complete listing and description of our cataloged special collection holdings. 

To check out a special collection book, please submit a storage/closed stacks request form at the front circulation desk at the library entrance (the Peggy Helmerich Learning Commons). Please have the book's call number, author, short title, and volume number (if applicable) ready to fill out the form. Requests typically take up to an hour to fulfill. Please note that all special collection books are available for 2 hour checkout and are for library use only. 

Another subset of the Special collection department is the Hubbard Library Rare Book Collection. Our rare book collection predominately features pre-19th century works in the fields of theology, biblical, and religious studies. Click here to see a featured list of rare book titles including our oldest published work, a 1525 commentary by Joachim of Fiore. 

Use of the rare book collection is by appointment only, subject to the approval and supervision of the Fuller Seminary Archivist. Please click here to schedule an appointment (must be at least week in advance).