Special Collections houses materials on a variety of topics. The following are the major collection areas:

Whaling Collection

History of Printing Collection

Civil War & Slavery Collection
Civil War And Slavery

General Collection

Checkers & Whist Collections

Children's Books

Irish Culture Collection

Magic Collection

Rhode Island Collection

Lists of recent acquisitions are available for 2009 and 2010. And many collection items are highlighted on Notes for Bibliophiles, the Special Collections blog.