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Rare Books & Special Collections

Rare Books & Special Collections

**Advance Notice: Rare Books & Special Collections will be closed on 26 September 2018 due to a staff planning event.  Service will resume as per our normal business hours on 27 September.**

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
Address

The University of Adelaide
Rare Books & Special Collections
Level 1, Barr Smith Library
South Australia 5005
Australia

Contact

Phone: +61 8 8313 5224
library_special@adelaide.edu.au