Course Schedule

**Applications for our summer 2024 courses are now open.**

Applications for our summer 2024 courses are now being accepted via myRBS. Before heading to myRBS, please read the instructions found on the Course Application page. To be considered for the first round of admissions decisions, please submit your application(s) before 19 February.

Rare Book School is offering a combination of in-person and online courses in 2024. The letter “v” in the Course ID number indicates a course that will be offered virtually. Clicking on the course title below will provide you with more information about the course length, format, cost, and content. The online courses meet synchronously for either 22 hours, 12 hours, or 6 hours. Have a question about your application? The best way to get in touch with us is to email or to use the request form in our myRBS application system. 

Summer courses will be held at the University of Virginia in the main library and adjacent buildings; the Free Library of Philadelphia; the Grolier Club in New York City; the New York Public Library; the Newberry Library in Chicago; the Oak Spring Garden Foundation in Upperville, VA; Princeton University; the University of Pennsylvania Libraries in Philadelphia; and Yale University.

Participants are expected to attend all sessions of a course, either in person or online, in order to complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.

It is not possible to take two RBS courses in the same week.

For more specific information about your course’s itinerary and accommodation options, please consult the applicable Information Guide for your course’s city.

Please note: RBS course dates for courses that meet in person include the Sunday preceding each five-day course. Students should make their travel plans to enable their attendance at the Sunday evening registration for in-person courses.

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Certificates of Proficiency
RBS-awarded scholarships and fellowships may be redeemed for in-person or online courses. A single scholarship or fellowship award may be redeemed for one in-person course, one 22-hour online course, or two 12-hour online courses within the same year, or three 6-hour courses, or a combination of one 12-hour and two 6-hour courses (partial awards may not be carried over to the second year). For more information, please contact or your RBS-awarded scholarship or fellowship administrator directly.

The online courses also count toward RBS Certificates of Proficiency.

More Information
After the first-round application deadline of 19 February, applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all courses are filled, but many of the courses will have already filled in the first round of decisions. If you have questions about the course offerings, please email See the Course Application page for details about the application process. For information on this year’s tuition, as well as other related costs, please either visit the Program Costs page or click on an individual course’s description page below. For general information about RBS, consult the Frequently Asked Questions page.

For course schedules from previous years, see the drop-down menu at the bottom of this page.

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Summer 2024

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