About Special Collections

The University Library connects learners, readers, and scholars with rich, multifaceted collections of rare and archival materials.

The University of Adelaide has a diverse range of rare and valuable collections that are used for research, teaching, learning and community engagement. The University Library provides a specialist service and environment in which the collections are carefully curated and managed, ensuring they are available for generations of scholars to come. Some of the collections are managed in conjunction with other University departments. 

The Special Collections include: