Special Collections

Research Facilities

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The Special Collections within the Academy Library at UNSW Canberra house 13,500 rare books and 350+ manuscript collections as well as theses, videos, maps, Commonwealth records, photographs, slides, and negatives. We provide both physical and digital access, to support UNSW Canberra’s teaching, learning, and research needs. 

Our research materials are unique and of lasting value, with nationally important Australian military history and Australian literature materials. We also have significant holdings in Australian exploration literature, English literature, and general Australian history.