About The Central Libraries
The Central Libraries are composed of Moody Memorial Library (opened 1968) and Jesse H. Jones Library (opened 1992). These two libraries, connected by a corridor on the first and second floors, serve as the main library facility on campus.
The combined physical special collections of the Central Libraries hold over 10,000 volumes dating from the 12th century to the present. Collections include rare books, manuscripts, book arts, scholars' libraries, archives, early printed music, and more. Covering a broad range of subjects, the collections are particularly strong in rare Bible versions, hymnals, early American popular sheet music, and significant American imprints.
Learn more about the Central Libraries from the Central Libraries Special Collections website.
The Central Libraries' Digital Collections
The Baylor Libraries Digital Rare Books Collection is home to some of the oldest and most unique items in the university's vast collections. Dating from the 15th to the 18th centuries, these works include religious commentaries, medical texts, early almanacs and a first edition of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations.