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Bizzell Memorial Library
401 W Brooks St., Rm. 509NW
Norman, OK 73019
Collection materials do not circulate and are made available for use in the Duane H.D. Roller Reading Room at the Fifth Floor Special Research Collections. For information about viewing materials, support for research and instruction, tours, and details about sources and services, see the 5th Floor Special Research Collections page.
Rare Books and Primary Sources
John and Mary Nichols Rare Book and Special Collections is primarily comprised of printed books, from the 15th century through the present time. Over 13,000 printed books are supplemented by some manuscript materials, ephemera and similar documents. Materials from the "Limited Access" Collection at OU Libraries were absorbed into Nichols at its establishment in 2001.
Named & Topical Collections
Beyond the General Rare Books Collection (many items of which were originally in the Limited Access Collection), Nichols comprises several named and topical collections:
The Literature Collections include first and early editions of many American and British authors. This includes a Dickens Collection and a Lois Lenski Children's Literature Collection.
The Bible Collection comprises a variety of Bibles and theological works, including items from the Bob Burke Bible Collection