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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  • 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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  • Book with various binding types lined up on the table

    Visit the Special Collections exhibit: Binding and Beyond: Modern Book Design and Decorative Elements

    On display on the 7th floor, W.A.C. Bennett Library.

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