Rare & Manuscript Collections – Cornell University Library Ithaca, United States

The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC) is Cornell University Library’s principal repository of rare books, manuscripts and archival materials in history, literature, music, the arts, science, natural history, and technology. We welcome researchers and visitors from around the globe.

The Cornell University Library is the library system of Cornell University. As of 2014, it holds over 8 million printed volumes and over a million ebooks. More than 90 percent of its current 120,000 periodical titles are available online. It has 8.5 million microfilms and microfiches, more than 71,000 cubic feet (2,000 m3) of manuscripts, and close to 500,000 other materials, including motion pictures, DVDs, sound recordings, and computer files in its collections, in addition to extensive digital resources and the University Archives.It is the sixteenth largest library in North America, ranked by number of volumes held.