Once the personal library of railroad magnate Henry E. Huntington, The Huntington Library holds more than 11 million items spanning the 11th to 21st centuries.
These extraordinary and diverse materials are centered on 14 intersecting collection strengths. Exhibition halls showcase some of the most outstanding materials in the collection including iconic works like the Gutenberg Bible and Thoreau’s Walden manuscripts in the ongoing exhibition Remarkable Works, Remarkable Times.
Researchers from over 30 countries visit the Library’s reading rooms annually to study rare collections while thousands more make use of the Library’s virtual services and digital collections remotely.
Professional book, paper, and paintings conservators carry out thousands of hours of collections treatment and care annually for Library and Art collections.