Special Collections at Memorial University consist of a general rare books collection, major subject collections in Folklore, Pre-Raphaelite Literature and the Victorian Illustrated Book, and Ecclesiastical and Theological literature. There are also a number of smaller collections in the disciplines of English Literature and of Classics.
Most QEII special collections are catalogued and can be searched using Memorial University Libraries' online catalogue. Special collections not yet catalogued may be searched through online bibliographies. Items from the collections do not circulate but can be viewed at the Archives and Special Collections reading room (located immediately behind the Centre for Newfoundland Studies service desk).
Special collections staff are available for consultation or class visits from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Monday,Tuesday (closed on Wednesday), Thursday and Friday. Access to the collections is through the Archives and Special Collections reading room (located immediately behind the Centre for Newfoundland Studies service desk).
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Book a Class Visit
Bring your class to Special Collections to work with manuscripts and print works in their original formats! For more information about the collection, please contact Patrick Warner.
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