The Special Collections at UNSW Canberra houses 13,500 rare books and more than 350 manuscript collections as well as theses, videos, maps, Commonwealth records, photographs, slides and negatives. We provide physical and digital access to support UNSW Canberra’s teaching, learning and research needs. 

Our research materials are unique and of lasting value, with nationally important Australian military history and Australian literature materials. We also have significant holdings in Australian exploration literature, English literature and general Australian history. 

To explore our collections please use this link.