About the Nadine Vorhoff Library
The Nadine Vorhoff Library was founded in 1975. As of spring 2014, the Vorhoff Library transitioned from a circulating campus branch library to a non-circulating special collections library that is primarily dedicated to supporting the rare and unique materials of the Newcomb Archives. Notable among the collections are the culinary history collection and the prescriptive literature collection. A more recent collection often used by students is a collection of zines that covers topics ranging from Hurricane Katrina and flooding in the city, motherhood, and other topics related to gender and sexuality. Named collections include the Marla Custard collection on sexuality. The Vorhoff Library Special Collections are housed in the Seltzer-Gerard Reading Room, which is open to all users Monday through Friday 12pm to 4pm, as well as by appointment for research.
Books that could previously be checked out from the Vorhoff Library are available to borrow through the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, by request. These books will eventually be housed permanently at Howard-Tilton.