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Special Collections and Rare Books provides researchers with access to a vast array of unique primary and published materials, including rare books, archival materials and manuscripts.

SFU Library Special Collections and Rare Books has in-depth holdings in:

  • twentieth century avant-garde literature (Contemporary Literature Collection)
  • William Wordsworth collection
  • works by and about William Morris
  • significant and expanding collections of British Columbia literary, social, political, and publishing material
  • editorial cartoons.

To locate materials held in Special Collections see Access the collections.

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Special Collections
Room 7100
W.A.C. Bennett Library
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6
Canada

Telephone: 778.782.4626

You are here

Special Collections and Rare Books: Home

Special Collections and Rare Books provides researchers with access to a vast array of unique primary and published materials, including rare books, archival materials and manuscripts.

SFU Library Special Collections and Rare Books has in-depth holdings in:

  • twentieth century avant-garde literature (Contemporary Literature Collection)
  • William Wordsworth collection
  • works by and about William Morris
  • significant and expanding collections of British Columbia literary, social, political, and publishing material
  • editorial cartoons.

To locate materials held in Special Collections see Access the collections.

Features

  • fisherman publishing society

    Fisherman Publishing Society fonds now online

    Learn more about the newly digitized 4,500 photographs and issues of The Fisherman newspaper.

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  • Poet Stephen Collis reading in Special Collections, Thursday November 8th, 2018

    Reading with poet and professor Stephen Collis

    You are invited!

    Simon Fraser University Library (Burnaby Campus) is pleased to invite you to a noon hour talk in Special Collections.

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  • Join us in Special Collections on Friday, October 26th at 1:00 pm for a reception to celebrate the donation of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer to SFU Library from an anonymous benefactor.

    Celebration of the donation of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer

    We invite you to join us in Special Collections on Friday, October 26th at 1:00 pm for a reception to celebrate the donation of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer to SFU Library from an anonymous benefactor.

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  • Pacific Tribune photograph collection now online

    View over 4,500 newly digitized photographs from the Pacific Socialist Education Association’s Pacific Tribune Photograph Collection.

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  • Richard Harwood (Dick) Chambers alpine photograph collection

    Richard Harwood (Dick) Chambers alpine photograph collection

    Photographs from the Richard Harwood (Dick) Chambers Alpine Photograph Collection provide a unique and visually stunning record of mountaineering culture in B.C.

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  • Arjan Singh Brar collection

    Arjan Singh Brar collection

    Special Collections is home to a fascinating collection of diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, and other unique items from the Arjan Singh Brar collection.

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