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Rare Book Collections

Photograph of some books in the Rare Book Collection

The Rare Book Collection is housed in the restricted-access Rare Room. The Collection comprises books, journals, maps and private papers from a range of sub-collections including Christ College (part of which remains uncatalogued), Abercrombie, Baikie, Dunbabin, Franklin, Quaker, Royal Society of Tasmania, St John Fisher College, University of Tasmania and Walker; plus other donated or acquired rare materials.

Search the Rare Book Collections

  • UTAS Library Catalogue to locate Rare books and journals
  • Manual indexes to the Christ College rare book collection are located in the Special & Rare Collections Reading Room

Access to the Rare Book Collections

Most rare materials are available for viewing and consultation in the Special & Rare Reading Room. Some materials may require access permission prior to viewing so we suggest you contact staff before visiting.