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Sherlock Holmes Collections

The Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota Library constitute the world’s largest gathering of material related to Sherlock Holmes and his creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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The Collections consist of over 60,000 items including books, journals, and a wide variety of other forms through which the transformation of the Holmes character from the printed page to a cultural icon can be traced.

Please note: The collection itself is housed in our secure underground storage area and is generally not available for viewing on a tour. If you are interested in seeing particular items from the Sherlock Holmes Collections please consult the online catalog or other finding aids to locate particular items of interest.

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Collection guides
Collection guides, or finding aids, are online guides to selected historical records and papers.
Images and more
Search for digitized images and other media.
Libraries catalog
Search for cataloged books, journals, and records.
Digital conservancy
The Digital Conservancy is the "digital arm" of the University Archives and provides access to digital scholarly and administrative records of the University of Minnesota. Learn more about the Digital Conservancy.

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Hours
Today
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Sun, Sep 26
Closed
Mon, Sep 27
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue, Sep 28
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed, Sep 29
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Note: Appointments are required to visit the reading room within these hours.
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