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Access the collections: Special Collections and Rare Books

 

During COVID-19, individual researchers may book two-hour appointments in the SCRB reading room.

Appointments must be requested at least one week in advance, and priority will be given to SFU students, faculty, and staff. 

For more details, including available days and times, safety requirements, and how to request an appointment, see Booking appointments during COVID in Special Collections and Rare Books.

 

SFU Library catalogue

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SFU Library catalogue
Search here for published material held by Special Collections.

SFU AtoM (SFU Access to Memory)
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SFU AtoM (SFU Access to Memory)
Use AtoM to search across descriptions of archival material held by Special Collections and the SFU Archives. Detailed finding aids are also available.

Contemporary Literature Collection manuscripts catalogue

Contemporary Literature Collection catalogue

Contemporary Literature Collection manuscripts catalogue
Over 4,500 entries covering 25,000 items of unique materials in the Library. Collections of material by bill bissett, Anne Cameron, Betty Lambert, Ezra Pound and others. The papers of the Toronto literary magazine, Open Letter are included, as well as the papers of the late bp Nichol and our earliest collection of archival materials from Talonbooks. This catalogue is no longer being maintained.

Digital collections

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Digital collections
From oral histories to diaries to photographs, there is much to explore. Note that original versions of digitized materials may be housed at either Special Collections at the SFU Library or at partner sites.

Featured collections

Learn more about some of the rare and unique featured collections held by Special Collections and Rare Books, including recently acquired or digitized works, such as the Perry the Posterman collection, the SpokenWeb project or theĀ Grace McCarthy Scrapbook Collection.