Please note: The Archives and Special Collections reading room will be closed March 12-16 so we can move into our new space. On March 19 we will open our new reading room in the Maxine Houghton Wallin Special Collections Research Center on the ground floor of Andersen Library.
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.
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.
The additional links below the main Holmes Collection link (on the left sidebar of this screen) will provide additional information about the collection and other resources that may prove useful in exploring the world of Holmes and his creator.
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.