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The George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives is located on the third floor of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library at 5 College Street Brunswick, Maine. We offer access to our rare, fragile, or unique materials to support the research needs of the Bowdoin community and the public. To access our holdings, you must request materials and schedule an appointment at least one day in advance of your intended visit. For further guidance on how to navigate this process, see our help pages.

Things to Note: the Reading Room is equipped with a scanner that is available for use free of charge. It is also climate controlled for the preservation of our materials. For researchers, it can be quite cold so prepare accordingly!


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