Course Schedule

In 2016, Rare Book School will offer courses at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (June–August; November); the Lillian Goldman Law Library and Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University in New Haven (June); the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania and the Library Company of Philadelphia in Philadelphia (June–July); the Grolier Club and New York Public Library in New York City (October); and the Library of Congress and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC (October).

N.B. Please note that RBS course dates now include the Sunday preceding each five-day course. Students should make their travel plans to enable their attendance at the Sunday evening registration.

Applications for fall 2016 and winter 2017 courses are now being accepted on a rolling basis. If you would like information about current course availability, please email See the Course Application page for details of the application process. For information on this year’s tuition, as well as other related costs, please visit the Program Costs page. For general information about RBS, consult the Frequently Asked Questions page.

A PDF version of the 2016 course schedule is available for download here. For course schedules from previous years, see the drop-down menu at the bottom of this page. Note that while a session of course B-10 (Introduction to the History of Bookbinding) was listed on the printed schedule for 10–15 July, it did not run as anticipated and was replaced by course B-75 (American Publishers’ Bookbindings, 1800–1900).

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Fall 2016

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