This bronze sculpture of Dante in the RBSC Reading Room is a replica of the monument to Dante erected in Trent, Italy, in 1896. (Photo by Louis Weber, 2011)

Upcoming Events: May and through the summer

The new summer exhibit, Vestigia Vaticana: An exhibition of papal manuscripts, books and more in conjunction with the conference “The Promise of the Vatican Library” at the University of Notre Dame, opens on May 5 and will run through the summer.

The other exhibits for May are:

Ryosuke Cohen’s Brain Cell 261: Mail Art from the Vagrich and Irene Bakhchanyan Collections

Native American Literature Before 1924 (Spring Semester Spotlight Exhibit)

Rare Books and Special Collections will be open regular 9-5 hours during the summer — our Thursday evening extended hours ended after April 28th.

RBSC will be closed for Memorial Day, May 30th, and the Fourth of July.

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Rare Books and Special Collections is located on the main floor of the Hesburgh Library at the University of Notre Dame in northern Indiana, and is open to students, faculty, visiting researchers, and members of the community Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm (closed weekends and major holidays).