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Rare Books

Identifier: RB

Scope and Contents

The Rare Books Collection encompasses 352 linear feet and over 2,500 books from the early days of the history of molecular biology and genetics. Please see the CSHL Library catalog for the complete listing of rare books.

The Rare Books Collection can be searched using the CSHL Library's Advanced Search function. Under the "location" dropdown menu, select "Special Collections: Rare Books Collection" to run your search in the Rare Books Collection only.


  • Creation: 1697 - 2011


352 Linear Feet : 2,500 books.

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Location and Access

The Rare Book Room is located on the second floor of the Carnegie building, which houses the CSHL Library. In order to look at materials, please contact an Archivist to make an appointment. Include in the message the title and author of specific books as well as preferred date and time for an appointment.

Rare Books
Mary Ann Reardon
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives Repository

Library & Archives
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
One Bungtown Rd
Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724 USA