Rare Books, Special Collections, & Archives

    Brenau University Rare Books & Special Collections is a unique and exciting university resource, housed in the Trustee Library. Consisting of three separate collections — The Bentley Rare Book Gallery, The Thomas Watson Collection, and the Special Collection – this repository is a learning space and preserver of the rich culture of the printed word.
    The Trustee Library welcomes faculty and students to use this resource and learn more about what the university’s Rare Books has to offer. Items in these collections cannot be checked out but may be viewed by making an appointment. Contact us at library@brenau.edu for details.


    The Archives are a treasure trove of Brenau history. For more information, contact Benjamin Barton, Collection Development Librarian, at bbarton@brenau.edu or (770) 538-4723.