The Cardinal Cushing Library retains a small Special Collection of rare publications from of Biblical commentaries, early Church writers, Church histories, Saints’ lives, Bibles, biographies, multi-volume sets of literary works, and a few early 20th century first editions, some signed by the author. This collection is for study purposes and the library does not actively collect or purchase rare books. The Special Collections strive to increase awareness of the rare publications for interested groups. Please feel free to explore the site and enjoy your visit. For access or a request to view an item in the Special Collections contact the archives.