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Special Collections

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MSMU Special Collections Materials

  • Rare books
  • Early editions of the Bible
  • Theology treatises
  • Devotional works and Classical writings
  • 18th, 19th, and 20th century art books and literature

Collections of Note


Special collections are housed in the Charles Willard Coe Memorial Library, on the first (ground) floor in the Spearman Room, as well as parts of the Doheny Mansion.

Guidelines for Access

Special Collections are open to Mount students, faculty and staff and to qualified researchers. Most of the books do not circulate but exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. The exception is the Newman Collection, which is available to Newman scholars through the MSMU Library Catalog (search "Cardinal Newman") and Link+.

Hours and Contact

Monday-Friday, 9am–5pm and by appointment.

Victoria McCargar, MA, MLIS
University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian
Charles Willard Coe Memorial Library - Chalon Campus
310.954.4377 |

  • Charles Willard Coe Memorial Library

    Chalon Campus
    Phone: 310.954.4370

    Monday-Thursday: 8am-10pm
    Friday: 8am-4:30pm
    Saturday: 9am-5pm
    Sunday: 10am-10pm

  • J. Thomas McCarthy Library

    Doheny Campus
    Phone: 213.477.2750

    Monday-Thursday: 8am-9pm
    Friday: 8am-4:30pm
    Saturday: 8am-9pm
    Sunday: 8am-9pm