Special Collections & Archives promotes the use of Colby’s rare books, literary manuscripts, and college archives.
NOTE: For the Spring 2021 Semester, Special Collections & Archives is open by appointment only to the Colby College Community. To make an appointment email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 207-859-5150.
CollectionsExplore our fabulous physical and digital collections, in a variety of formats, that connect with the Colby curriculum across the four divisions.
ServicesWe provide a robust archives education program, on-demand scanning services and digital file management expertise, on-site research assistance, and Special Collections tours and exhibitions.
SpacesSpecial Collections offers contemplative rooms for archival labs, research, events, and quiet study. The Digital Production Center has state-of-the-art equipment to meet scanning and other digitization needs.
AboutThe Special Collections mission, our locations, policies, and staff contact information.