- Arthur Tress Collection of Japanese Illustrated Books
- Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library (Furness Shakespeare Library)
- Literature in English Collection
- Literature in English Collection Development Policy
- Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia collections
- Shakespearean Performance and Shakespeareana Online
- Spanish Drama of the Golden Age
Through physical and online resources, the Theatre Arts collection supports a wide range of work in set design, lighting, costume design, historical production research, and more. A particular collection strength lies in Shakespearean and early modern theatre, housed largely in the Furness Shakespeare Library.