Primary contactLevel 1, Fisher Library, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales 2006
Rare Books and Special Collections includes early printed books from Europe, Australia, America, and Asia. We also collect examples of fine printing and binding; modern limited editions; science fiction; detective fiction; collections of personal papers, documents, and literary manuscripts; publications from East Asia.
Included in our holdings are pre-2013 University of Sydney higher degree theses and University of Sydney publications. There are over 200 000 items in our collections.
The Archive of Australian Judaica contains source materials relating to Australian Jewish life, from the origins of Jewish communities in Australia up to the present day. https://judaica.library.sydney.edu.au/
The University Library’s East Asian Collection comprises material published in Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages. The rare, string-bound books and expensive art collections are located at Rare Books & Special Collections. Search the Library catalogue http://opac.library.usyd.edu.au/ and limit the search by 'language'.
Proof of identity required.
Please let us know before you visit so we can retrieve the items ready for you to consult. https://library.sydney.edu.au/collections/rare-books/index.html
The vast majority of our collections are available for research consultation. In the rare instance where a donor has specified closed access, access to the records may be gained by permission from copyright holder or other authorised agent.
Scanning approval given on case-by-case basis from books, journals, and photographs for personal education use only.
If you wish to reproduce any images of Rare Books and Special Collections material in publications or on the internet, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections for permission. A reproduction fee may be charged.
In all circumstances any reproductions must be credited to "Rare Books and Special Collections, the University of Sydney Library".