The Dog's Tooth is the blog of the Special Collections unit of Memorial University Libraries. It will be updated regularly with news about acquisitions, donations, exhibits, lectures and other happenings in Special Collections, as well as interesting pickings and choosing from literature about special collections, book history and bibliography. The blog title refers to the medieval practice of burnishing gold leaf illumination with a dog’s tooth.
As of May 28, 2018 staff of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies (CNS) will retrieve Special Collection materials during times when the CNS is open and the Archives and Special Collections reading room is closed.
CNS hours can be found here. Archives and Special Collections reading rooms hours here.