Course Descriptions

Reading right through these descriptions may be useful for those unacquainted with Rare Book School, the more so in that the courses are arranged in subject order rather than by level of complexity.

Many RBS courses are offered annually or bi-annually; others are offered on a less regular schedule. A list of the courses offered during the current calendar year is given on the Course Schedule page.

A description of the RBS experience generally may be found on the About RBS page.

Electronic copies of many other RBS documents past and present are available from this website, including former students’ evaluations of all RBS courses offered since 1995; in the past, prospective students have found these frank discussions particularly useful in deciding whether or not to apply for admission to a particular RBS course. The Advance Reading Lists for most RBS courses are also available.

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