Serving the intellectual communities of Fairfield University and beyond by sponsoring conferences, seminars, classes, symposia, digital initiatives, and exhibitions that foster the study and use of rare books, manuscripts, and other formats from ancient to modern times.

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The Center’s exhibition program includes site-based and online exhibitions.  In its own Reading Room, through exchanges and collaborations with other institutions, and by use of virtual technologies, the Center will host and sponsor exhibits featuring rare books, manuscripts, and other formats promoting and highlighting their significance in contemporary scholarship.