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
  • Perry the Poster Man Collection

    "Perry the Poster Man" Collection in Special Collections & Rare Books

    Almost 1200 images now available online! 

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  • The Judith Marcuse Dance Collection

    Explore the Judith Marcuse Dance Collection

    Almost 900 items digitized and available online!

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  • Register now for our monthly Special Collections and Rare Books tour.

    Join us for an in-person tour

    Register now for our monthly Special Collections and Rare Books tour.

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  • Delve into the Anfield Collection

    Delve into the Anfield Collection

     

    A remarkable collection of voyages of exploration in the Pacific and Arctic.

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  • Documenting everyday - an exhibit

    Visit the Special Collections exhibit: Dear Diary!

    Explore the private lives and personal stories found in diaries and journals.

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  • Indigenous Poetry: Verse form Lutz Collection exhibit

    Indigenous Poetry: Verse from Lutz Collection

    Visit our exhibit and discover poetry selections by North American Indigenous peoples.

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