Rare Books & Reference Materials

We have a vast collection of print resources about photography, including rare books, journals, exhibition catalogs, auction catalogs and ephemera. Scholars, authors, museum professionals, artists, and students are invited to use these for research projects focusing on photography as well as cultural studies, environmental history, history of optics, music, and many other areas. The bulk of CCP's books are now accessible for browsing in the Volkerding Study Center. 

Our book collection can be used in-house through the Laura Volkerding Study Center by making an appointment in advance, or by visiting during walk-in hours on Fridays. If you would like assistance with a research project, please make an appointment with the librarian. Please note that drop-in hours are only available for those interested in looking at the book collection; advance appointments are still needed to access archival, oral history, and fine print materials. 

  • Rare books appointment availability: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Rare books drop-in hours: Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

We will be closed from Monday, December 25, 2017, through Monday, January 1, 2018. Our normal hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

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