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RMIT University Library Special Collection

Find information on how to use the Library's Special Collection. Explore the diverse content within the collection

What items are included in the RMIT University Library Special Collection?


The RMIT University Library Special Collection strengths


Library's Special Collection location

The Library's Special Collection is home to:

  • Material relating to the history and development of RMIT University Library and its collections
  • Items published before 1900
  • Outstanding examples of book production, such as significant illustrative or other graphic material
  • Items of high cost and/or high value 
  • Limited editions of not more than 100 copies
  • Items with significant provenance (history or ownership)
  • Irreplaceable material
  • Artists' books
  • Vulnerable resources
  • RMIT University theses with extra materials - for example DVDs, videos and slides (prefix: THR)