St. Olaf Libraries

Special Collections

Rolvaag Library Special Collection offers students and scholars access to printed materials from the 15th century to the present. You can start exploring our collections and work through our virtual exhibits.

Hours and Access

Access to the Rolvaag Library Special Collections is dependent on staff availability, Monday - Thursday 9am to 4pm. Researchers need to make an appointment at least 24 hours in advance by completing our Special Collections Appointment Request form. To prepare for your appointment, see our guidelines for visitors.

For more information about our collections and how to search the catalog, please see our Using Special Collections Research Guide.

Class Visits Welcome!

We kindly ask that you request classes a minimum of two weeks in advance. We can generally accommodate a maximum of twenty students, but will do all in our power to meet your needs. To request a class please open a support ticket.

See our Research Guide for more information on teaching with Special Collections and College Archives material.