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Adopt A Book

Adopt a rare book, a secondary source or a drawer in our classic card catalog to directly support the growth and care of our collections.

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Curator's Choice

Adopt a book from our general collections to support research.

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Adopt A Card Catalog Drawer

Adopt a drawer in our card catalog, an iconic symbol of libraries and learning.

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Adopt A Book Program

Adopt a rare book, a secondary source or a drawer in our classic card catalog to directly support the growth and care of our collections.

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From Basilisks to Bezoars: The Surprising History of Harry Potter's Magical World

Celebrate the wizarding world of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, by adopting rare books that reveal the history behind many of the creatures, plants and other magical elements that appear in the Harry Potter series.

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    Koch Büch

    This German manuscript cookbook offers instructions for dishes using game, various types of sausage, and many kinds of fish, including pike, eel and crayfish.

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    Phytognomonica

    This illustrated herbal, by the Neapolitan natural scientist and polymath Giambattista Della Porta, offers thirty-two very beautiful woodcuts illustrating the botanical Doctrine of Signatures.

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    Il cioccolato: trattenimento ditirambico

    In the spring of 2017, we acquired an extremely rare first edition of this text on chocolate comprised of two parts: a dithyrambic poem followed by thirty pages of scholarly annotations.

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