Who we are
Special Collections and Rare Books is a collecting repository home to a broad range of rare and unique content, including personal and organizational archives, manuscript collections, books, photographs, sound recordings, oral histories, editorial cartoons, posters, and other formats.
Since its inception as the SFU English Department’s special collection of avant-garde publications in 1965, SCRB has acquired material to support research, teaching, and learning at SFU and beyond.
What we do
Our collections are here for you to use. Everyone has something to gain by exploring and engaging with all the rare materials housed in SCRB, no matter their academic background. Special Collections and Rare Books,
- helps students develop their research skills in finding and using primary source material
- empowers students to think critically
- is a place not just of research and scholarship, but also a space of inspiration and creativity
Donate to SCRB
We welcome inquiries from individuals and organizations wishing to donate materials to SCRB. Read our Collection Policy, which guides what we acquire. For information about selective deaccessioning of SCRB material, read our Deaccessioning Policy.