Apply Now for Summer 2021 Courses

Applications for summer 2021 courses are now being accepted via our online application system, myRBS.

Along with 20 courses in Charlottesville, courses will be held at the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale University; the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania; the Free Library of Philadelphia; the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library; the Grolier Club; the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and at the Latin American Library at Tulane University.

In addition to the in-person courses, RBS will also be running a selection of synchronous online courses. In the event that in-person courses are cancelled, many of those courses will transition to an online format. Please keep an eye on our course schedule page for updates as more online options will be announced in the coming months.

Among the 2021 courses are two exciting debuts: H-170 “Spanish American Textual Technologies to 1800,” taught by Hortensia Calvo, Christine Hernández & Rachel Stein at Tulane University, and L-120 “Introduction to Audiovisual Archives Management,” taught by Erica Titkemeyer & Steve Weiss at UNC Chapel Hill.

Please log in to your myRBS account or create a new account to begin the application process.

Applications for Rare Book School courses are considered on a rolling basis until a course has reached enrollment capacity. To be considered for the first round of admissions decisions, submit your application(s) for summer courses by 3 March. Applications received after that date will be considered on a rolling basis until all courses have reached capacity. Bear in mind that many of the courses will fill in the first round of consideration.

See the Course Application page for more details.