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Special Collections

The Sheppard-Worlock Library’s Archives and Special Collections, located in the Sheppard-Worlock Library at Hope Park Campus, is home to over 75,000 books, manuscripts, journals, newsletters, magazines, and pamphlets. The Reading Room boasts an environmentally controlled vault to house the manuscripts and rare books including incunabula (books printed before 1501), early printed books, private presses and limited editions. Special Collections is open to all staff and students, as well as external visitors and researchers.

About us

For information about the services our Special Collections offers, as well as contact details, visit our about us page.


For further information about the manuscripts and rare books available to view, visit our collections page.


Our archives are for reference only and must be viewed in our environmentally controlled reading room. Visit our archives page for more information.