The rare book collection contributes to the educational program of the college by introducing students to unique primary source materials in the context of their academic course work and through regularly scheduled public exhibitions.

Exhibit poster featuring woodcuts from Poeticon Astronomicon published in 1485.

Fall 2019 Exhibit

Kalamazoo College & the Philosopher’s Stone: The Early Science of Alchemists, Astronomers, and Apothecaries

Date: September 10 – December 13, 2019

Day/Time: Tuesday, Wednesday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Friday: 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Homecoming, Saturday October 19, Family Weekend, Saturday, November 9, other times by appointment

Location: Upjohn Library Commons, room 326

Previous Exhibits