Overview of the different collections available at the Library
The general collections include items in a variety of formats (books, audio/video, maps, databases, journals, etc.) and languages. Items can be found on the shelves, online, or in compact storage.
Special Collections preserves fragile or rare books, manuscripts, and papers, as well as materials in selected collecting areas. Materials may be accessed in the Special Collections Reading Room or, for digitized materials, online.
The digital collections include scanned images of books, documents, photographs, and other materials, primarily from Special Collections, as well as research published by BYU faculty and students.