Located at the west end of the First Floor Concourse of Hesburgh Library is the Rare Books and Special Collections Department. Special Collections houses early print, manuscript (medieval and modern), newspaper, map and other special collections, including the Joyce Sports Research Collection. Although materials cannot be checked out, they may be consulted on the premises. The Reading Room and exhibit area are open to students, faculty and visitors Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Click here to visit the Rare Books and Special Collections web site.