Notice: The Special Collections search facilities for all collections will be unavailable on Sunday 30 November. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Named collections

Over 100 specific collections of books, speeches, images, archives and manuscripts

Bannon Collection
Archives, images and library of the Hon. Dr. John Bannon, academic, historian and former South Australian Premier
Borrow Collection
Early settlement history of South Australia from the collection of Keith Travers Borrow
Dunstan Collection
Speeches, images, archives and library of Don Dunstan, former South Australian Premier
Evatt Collection
Archives and library of Dr H.V. Evatt, former federal Minister and Leader of the Opposition
Adrian Feint bookplate   Fantasticks theatre programme   Canton ware bowl
Bookplate by Adrian Feint
for Thea Proctor.
Bookplate collection

Fantasticks Program
by John Nowland
Theatre Program Collection

Canton ware bowl
Chinese domestic scenes.
Heap Mannam Collection

Special Collections

Apart from the separate named collections, the following types of material are held  on closed access in special collections:

  • Rare and antiquarian books
  • Limited editions valuable for either their content or aesthetic importance
  • Books of aesthetic importance, fine printing, special press material, fine binding, fine art work etc.
  • Fine prints, drawings and photographs including portfolios and items including loose plates
  • Deposit copies of Flinders University theses
  • Fragile items
  • Vulnerable material
  • Serials published before 1850
  • Manuscripts
  • Archival material relating to Flinders University
  • Maps
  • Slide Collection
  • Staff Publications and Research Publications Collections
  • South Australiana

Any queries regarding their use should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian
General conditions apply to all other special collections.

All Special Collections material is to be used in the Special Collections reading room.
After hours access to some categories of material may be granted at the discretion of the Special Collections Librarian.

Opening Hours for Special Collections

Monday - Friday: 9am to 5pm

Closed all public holidays

Location

Special Collections is situated in the Central Library on Level 3, adjacent to the Law Library.

Facilities

  • The Special Collections Reading Room has seating for up to 17 people.
  • A photocopier and scanner are available.
  • Permission to copy material (subject to copyright law) depends on the condition of the original document.
  • Access to the Library's catalogue and the Internet is available.

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More information

For more information contact the Special Collections Librarian.

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