Arts of the Book Collection (AOB) was established in 1967
to collect and showcase materials in the Yale Collections
about the book and related arts. A research facility under
the realm of the Arts Library, the collection resides in
Sterling Memorial Library in a room filled with wooden bookshelves
and carved decorative friezes.
AOB collection contains information on topics such as binding,
book history, illustration, calligraphy, graphic design,
papermaking and decorative papers, typography, and more.
Contemporary examples of artists books and fine printing
are housed alongside more traditional publications. Additionally,
AOB is the home to several named collections relating to
persons who have significantly contributed to the book arts.
It is a non-circulating collection that serves both Yale
and the wider book arts communities. AOB welcomes visits
from groups and individuals.