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Rare Books & Special Collections

Rare Books & Special Collections houses the Library’s most valuable and vulnerable publications, including old and rare books, fine and limited editions, University of Adelaide publications and the specialist Pacific and Theatre collections.

It also takes responsibility for the collection and preservation of manuscripts and personal papers of members of the University community, particularly academic staff, and acquires collections of personal and institutional papers relating to its specific research strengths.  These include Pacific and indigenous Australian history and language, British and Australian theatre and University of Adelaide history.

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Rare Books & Special Collections

University Libraries
The University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005


Phone: +61 8 8313 5224


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