The Jefferson Library collects material on all aspects of Monticello, the people who lived there, and the world they lived in, as well as the legacy of that world today. Our collections are broad and deep, encompassing everything from scholarly literature to popular fiction, in a variety of formats from newspapers to digital archives to sound and video recordings. The library holds over 35,000 items, 13,000 of which are found at no other library in the world. Showcased here are a few of these unique items, as well as some superlatives and other materials highlighting the breadth, depth, and diversity of our holdings.