Answered By: Kelly MacWatters
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2015     Views: 37

The Special Collection at Siena College Library consists of about 2600 volumes, which are stored in wire mesh shelving in the Fleet Special Collections Center and the Reed Reading Room located on the second floor near the Rotunda. Eighteenth, nineteenth and rare twentieth century journals are shelved in special cases located in the Siena College Alumni Association Current Periodicals Area located on the first floor. There are nearly 750 volumes in the special journals collection.

Some of the volumes in the special collection have been restored by rare book specialists and conservators such as the Harcourt Bindery of Boston, the Bridgeport Bindery and the Northeast Document Conservation Center. However many of these works remain very fragile and must be handled with great care. For more information contact Sean Conley, sconley@siena.edu or vist the Special Collection Web pages.