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Special Collections & University Archives – New Opening Hours and Services

Rare Books & Special Collections are joining forces with University Archives to extend the opening hours of our offices on Level 1 of the Barr Smith Library!
Starting on Monday 23 July, the freshly refurbished Level 1 will re-open to the community, and you will now be able to drop in between 9am – 5pm on […]

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Barr Smith Library level 1 opens July 23

The University Library will officially open the doors to the highly anticipated new Barr Smith Library level 1 on Monday July 23. The new level 1 is home to the relocated Music Collection and two new curated collections, and features a range of bright modern study spaces.
The new level 1 is the first significant refurbishment […]

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Rare Books & Special Collections closed today (Friday 3 November)

Rare Books & Special Collections is closed today (Friday 3 November 2017) as Cheryl and the team are moving into their temporary new location on Level 2. Discover why in an earlier earlier blog post!

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Temporary access changes to Rare Books and Special Collections

The redevelopment of Level 1 means that Rare Books and Special Collections will be operating out of a temporary new site on Level 2 of the Barr Smith Library as of Monday 6 November 2017 until mid-2018. While the opening hours will remain the same we’ve had to make some changes to how the materials […]

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Open Day activities in the Library: Sunday August 20

Get to know your Library this Open Day!
On Open Day you can make a grand entrance into one of the University’s hidden treasures, the Barr Smith Library’s iconic Reading Room, consult a weighty legal tome at the Law Library or take a look at a music score or two (or 120,000) at the Elder Music […]

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Exhibition: A Very Special (Collections) Christmas

On display in the Rare Books & Special Collections foyer until the 31st January is a festive exhibition of Christmas books, cards, recipes, prints and theatre programs. Visit us during Library opening hours to discover some of the earliest records of Christmas!

 

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The Raven at her Writing-Desk – International eBook Launch

On 1st September 2016 at 6.30pm Adelaide time the launch of the remarkable family and history chronicle contained in the letters of Amelia Louisa Vaux Gretton, known as ‘The Raven’, (1849-1889) will occur in England and Adelaide.
Amelia had suffered a long and emotional engagement to the ‘wild boy’ George Mussell Gretton, but her beloved father had […]

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Open Day activities in the libraries: Sunday August 14

Get to know your University Libraries this Open Day!
On Open Day you can make a grand entrance into one of the University’s hidden treasures, the Barr Smith Library’s iconic Reading Room, consult a weighty legal tome at the Law Library or take a look at a music score or two (or 120,000) at the Elder […]

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Two $10,000 CAUL/ASA Fellowships available – applications close June 14.

Applications for the 2016 CAUL/ASA Fellowships, offered by the Council of Australian University Libraries (CAUL) and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA), are open until 14 June 2016.
The CAUL/ASA Fellowship provides $10,000 in non-salary funding to support research or creative projects that utilise the rare and valuable materials housed in university library special collections. To apply for […]

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Four fabulous finds in the library

Penicillin, a wedding apron and the heaviest calculator* in the world are just some of the fabulous finds that you’ll find in Rare Books & Special Collections. Housing the library’s rare, vulnerable and most valuable publications and objects, Special Collections is a treasure trove for students, academics and researchers. Today we’d like to shine the spotlight on just […]

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