The Closed Collection is a secured space that houses mostly published works. It includes rare and older publications considered too fragile or valuable to keep in the circulating collection. Faculty publications, Alma College related publications such as Almanians, yearbooks, and Alumni directories are also included. Many of these date back over 100 years. These items have been cataloged and are searchable in the Library Catalog. Permission to utilize the collection must be made through the Special Collections Specialist or a Librarian.