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Archives & Special Collections

Archives & Special Collections houses the University Library's rare books and manuscript collections, the University Archives, and the California Jesuit Archives.

Materials may be viewed in the Norman F. Martin, S.J. Reading Room by University students, faculty, staff and other researchers. For more information, feel free to contact us. The Reading Room is located on the third floor of the Harrington Learning Commons and Library in room 310.

The regular hours for the Norman F. Martin, S.J. Reading Room are Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - noon & 1 - 5 p.m. As there may be exceptions to regular hours for holidays and other campus events, please consult the published hours prior to planning your visit.

Reference and research assistance is by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 408-554-4094.

Current Exhibits

  • Image of women from St. John's Bible

    To Trace the Course of Wisdom

    The Prophetic Spirituality of Sandra M. Schneiders Illuminated Through The Saint John’s Bible

    June 27 - December 2

    Journey through the life of Dr. Sandra M. Schneiders in an exhibit featuring selections from Schneiders’ collection of professional papers. These materials chronicle a Spirit-filled life committed to the pursuit of God and manifested in prophetic obedience. Chronological highlights of Schneiders’ career document the emergence of key themes in her spirituality and selected artworks from The Saint John’s Bible illuminate motifs that organize the narrative of this exhibit.