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Special Collections

The Special Collections and Archives Division of the Beneficial-Hodson Library contains books and other materials that, because of their subject, rarity, source, condition, or format are maintained separately from the library's general collections. The Archives is the repository for administrative records and official publications that document the history of Hood College, and includes a large collection of Hood photographs, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and College publications such as yearbooks, course catalogs, and the alumnae magazine.

Special Collections and Archives materials do not circulate, and therefore must be used in house. Additionally, some of the Archives materials are not available for public use. Please consult with a Reference Librarian or call 301-696-3934 to schedule an appointment if you need access to Special Collections and Archives materials.

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Summer hours

 May 19 - Aug. 10

  • Monday - Thursday:   8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday:  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday:   Closed

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