Special Collections

The Pace Library has established several Collections that are housed in the Mortola Library.

The contents of these collections are for In Library Use Only, and can be viewed by appointment.

Faculty-Staff Authors Collection

·         Faculty Authors – New York

·         Faculty Authors – Pleasantville

·         Faculty Authors – Graduate Center

·         Faculty Authors – Law School

·         All Faculty Authors (then limit results to author name to find a particular author)

Rene Dubos Human Environment Collection


The Rene Dubos Collection consists of works by Dubos as well as those of other leading environmental scholars, some of which have been annotated by Dubos himself. Donated in 1998 by the René Dubos Center for Human Environments, the collection includes a large portion of its environmental library and archives.

Isabelle M. Dell St. Joan of Arc Collection 


The Joan of Arc Collection was created in memory of Isabelle Dell, who loved Joan of Arc and was the daughter-in-law of Drs. Frances and Robert Dell, Professors of English for Pace University.

Handmade Homemade Collection


The Handmade Homemade Collection is a special collection of handmade, homemade and letterpress chapbooks, one-of-a-kind editions and broadsides. The special collection began in 2011 and includes books by artists and writers working in the twenty-first century.

Dr. Nicholas Catalano

Coming Soon – Dr Catalano’s library, donated to Mortola Library after 50 years at Pace.