Rare Books and Special Collections, The University of Sydney Library

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Forme autorisée du nom

Rare Books and Special Collections, The University of Sydney Library

forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • Formerly Fisher Library, Rare Books and Special Collections


  • Universitaire

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Adresse physique

Level 1, Fisher Library, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney




New South Wales

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02 9351 2992




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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.

Contexte géographique et culturel

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The University of Sydney

Structure administrative

  • Manager, Rare Books and Special Collections
  • Rare Books and Special Collections Liaison Librarian
  • Rare Books and Special Collections Liaison Librarian East Asian Collection
  • Digitisation Projects Assistant.

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

Available on request from the Manager, Rare Books and Special Collections.


Located: Level 1, Fisher Library, Eastern Avenue, F03 Camperdown Campus, University of Sydney.


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'.

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

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Heures d'ouverture

Our Reading Room: open Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm.
Closed Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

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.


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Services d'aide à la recherche

General reference assistance available.

Services de reproduction

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".

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Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Revised 28 April 2018




Notes de maintenance


Points d'accès

  • Agriculture (Thematic area)
  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Built Environment (Thematic area)
  • Éducation (Thematic area)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Geography (Thematic area)
  • Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
  • Labour (Thematic area)
  • Langue (Thematic area)
  • Law and Justice (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
  • Politics and Government (Thematic area)
  • Populations (Thematic area)
  • Loisirs et sports (Thematic area)
  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Science and Technology (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Transportation (Thematic area)
  • Travel and Exploration (Thematic area)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

Level 1, Fisher Library, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales 2006