The Room is available Monday-Thursday, 8:30-5:00 (U.S. central) and Friday by appointment. To guarantee the room is available, please contact Damien Ihrig at damien-ihrig@uiowa.edu.


The Rare Book Room is available for virtual instruction and in-person classes.
Please contact Damien Ihrig at damien-ihrig@uiowa.edu to arrange the details of your class.


Shelves of books from the John Martin Rare Book Room

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Illustration from Demours Traité des maladies des yeux 1818

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A portrait of V. Greatrakes from A brief account of Mr Valentine Greatrak's, and divers of the strange cures by him lately performed, by Valentine Greatrakes, 1666

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