Special Collections - Supporting Research

The UNSW Canberra Special Collections offer access to research materials of unique and lasting value in both physical and digital form, to support the needs of researchers, students and teachers.

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. 

These collections support UNSW Canberra’s teaching, learning, and research needs 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.

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