Collections & Services

The Wade Center's diverse collection holdings are available for your use and enjoyment.

Kilby Reading Room

The mission of the Wade Center is to collect, preserve, and make available to the public all writings related to these seven British authors: Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams.

The Kilby Reading Room, named in honor of Clyde and Martha Kilby, is a quiet space available for use by anyone interested in reading or researching these authors. Readers are required to register to use the Reading Room, but there is no fee. The Wade Center materials are non-circulating. Additional materials from the collections are on display in our Museum.


Want to learn more about conducting archival research? Click on the "Using Archives" icon to access the guide Using Archives: A Guide to Effective Research written by Laura Schmidt, Wade Center archivist.

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