The Watkinson Library serves as a public research library, the rare book & special collections of Trinity College, and the repository of the College archives. The Watkinson contains over 175,000 printed volumes ranging in date from the fifteenth century to the present; 4,000 linear feet of manuscript and archival material; 25,000 pieces of sheet music (1720-1950); over 5,000 sound recordings; and thousands of pieces of ephemera (postcards, greeting cards, trade cards, ballad sheets, prints, maps, playbills, posters, and broadsides).

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See also these image collections in ARTstor's Shared Shelf Commons:

George Watson Cole European Postcard Collection

Renaissance Manuscript Illuminations

Enders Ornithology Lantern Slides


Browse the Watkinson Library (Rare books & Special Collections):


Resist Collection

Watkinson Manuscripts

Watkinson Manuscripts Finding Aids

Watkinson Publications

Watkinson Student Creative Fellowship Projects