Special Collections refers to our library’s rare and often unique material. We care for and showcase a number of collections comprising antiquarian books, limited editions, fine prints, slides, maps, speeches, manuscripts, paraphernalia, and items of other historical and research value.
A selection of material has been digitised and can be accessed online. Other items can be searched through our online catalogue and may be viewed on request. Alumni, Community borrowers and members of the public please note that access is under review. We will update access conditions in due course.
Bookplate from the Evatt Collection
You can browse by subject area, search our online catalogue, or view a list of all collections.
To search from our online catalogue, go to Findit@Flinders. Enter one or more keywords in the search box, then use the filters on the right to limit results by selecting ‘Special Collections’ under the heading ‘Library’. You can also additional filters such as date and format.
Special Collections is located on Level 3 of Central Library, at our Bedford Park campus. Material can be viewed in the Special Collections reading room, subject to conditions of access. Flinders staff and students are also able to book the Digitisation Lab to view material.
Researchers from other Australian institutions seeking remote access to items from our Special Collections are recommended to place an InterLibrary Loan/ Document Delivery request through their own university library.
The following conditions apply to all users of Flinders Library Special Collections; some individual collections may have additional conditions placed by the donor and listed on the individual collection webpage.
Submit an online enquiry about Special Collections
or request an appointment.
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