Special Collections

Government Documents Collection

Beeghly Library has been a federal government depository library since 1965. Currently there are more than 133,000 documents in many formats in the collection, including microfiche, CD-ROMs, maps, and posters. Many government documents are available electronically via the library's catalog. The print and microfiche collections are shelved on the second floor, CD-ROMs are in the Montague Room, and maps are in the Map Case on the first floor.

Heidelberg Collection

The Heidelberg Collection contains items written by Heidelberg faculty and alumni. This non-circulation collection is kept in the second floor Faculty/Staff Lounge. The call numbers for these items begin with HEID. Ask a staff person for help getting a book from the HEID shelves.

Kechele Collection

The Civil War collection donated by Dr. and Mrs. O.J. Kechele focuses on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Items in this collection are located in the Rickard-Mayer Special Collections Room and do not circulate.

Playbills

This collection consists of theater programs collected from stage productions in Chicago and New York. The notebooks containing the playbills are shelved in the Rickard-Mayer Special Collections Room.

Pohlable Collection

Tiffin resident Raymond M. Pohlable donated his collection of ballet and circus books to the library. These books may be signed out and are located on the first floor of the library near the Reference Office.

Rare Book Collection

The Rare Book collection includes a group of German Bibles, local history volumes, and unique titles. They are shelved in the Rickard-Mayer Special Collections Room and do not circulate.

Scott Collection

The Scott Collection of American Fiction contains volumes of 20th century American literature, many of which are first editions. They are also shelved in the Special Collections Room and do not circulate.