Zondervan Library holds two special collections beyond the main library. These collections contain unique artifacts, books, and original sources dedicated to certain subjects.
The Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis and Friends at Taylor University seeks to facilitate and encourage the reading and study of C.S. Lewis,George MacDonald, Charles Williams, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Owen Barfield.
The focal point of the Center is the Brown Collection, located in the lower level of the Zondervan Library. The Brown Collection consists of first editions, letters, manuscripts, photographs, and other items relating to these authors. It is considered to be the third largest C.S. Lewis collection in the world. The Center also contains a replica of the bar from the pub where Lewis met with a group of friends who called themselves “The Inklings.”
The mission of the University Archives is to appraise, collect, organize, describe, preserve, and provide access to University records which document the heritage of Taylor University since its inception as Fort Wayne Female College in 1846. University records reflect the academic, administrative, artistic, athletic, recreational, and spiritual activities of Taylor's faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The facility also serves as a repository for special collections donated by alumni, faculty, and patrons of Taylor University.