Collections closed during renovation

Due to storage limitations, some Lilly Library materials will not be available for use during the renovation. We will be moving books and manuscripts out of the building throughout the fall 2019 semester in order to have the building ready for construction in January 2020.

This page will list collections that are closed for the term of the renovation and collections that will be unavailable for a shorter periods due to transport.

Lilly Library staff are using their knowledge of teaching and research needs to select materials that will remain accessible. If you are a faculty member or researcher who would like to alert the library of materials that you wish to access during the renovation, send an email to liblilly @

Closed collections, updated September 10, 2019

Collection Call number Status
Sheet music M1 .S8 Not available
Sheet music M1 .D48 Not available
Almanacs AY Not available
Books by G.A. Henty PR4785 .H55 Not available
Books by Andrew Lang PR4876 Not available
Auction catalogues Z999 & uncatalogued Not available
Book dealer catalogs Z999 & uncatalogued Not available
AB Bookman's Weekly Z999 .A25 Not available
Solt mss. II LMC 2422 Not available
Howard Shipyards & Dock Co. mss. LMC 2278 Not available
English literature, 20th century PR6000 -  PR end Not available
American literature, 20th century (and some 19th century) PS2639 - PS end Not available
New accessions X-XXXX numbers Not available
Philosophy, religion B Not available