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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  • Explore the history of labour and collective action in BC with the materials in the CUPE BC fonds at Special Collections and Rare Books.

    Visit the Special Collections exhibit: Visible Labour

    Explore the history of labour and collective action in BC.

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  • 2020–2021 Alcuin Society Excellence in Book Design Award

    2020–2021 Alcuin Society Excellence in Book Design Award Exhibit

    View the best of the best of Canadian fine book design at Special Collections and Rare Books.

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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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