The University Library holds many early printed and rare books collected largely through generous donation. This is a working collection and these unique and valuable resources support and stimulate the University's extensive and varied teaching and research programmes.
As conservation treatment is beyond the means of regular library funds, the Friends of the University of Adelaide Library, through its Adopt-a-Book initiative, offers library supporters the opportunity to make a donation or to adopt a particular book of interest to them or to their family.
This exhibition features a selection of books restored through our Adopt-a-Book program, as well as a few books in need of adoption. You can learn more about the program on the Adopt-a-Book website.
Level 1 South of the Barr Smith Library.