University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections serves as a research and teaching resource for students, faculty, and the community at large. Its mandate is to collect, preserve, and make accessible rare books, manuscripts, architectural plans, photographs, and oral history interviews.
All members of the university community, as well as those outside the university, are welcome to use the resources and services of the department.
Visitor and Research Services
Learn more about our current events and the services we provide.
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- Book Collections
- Digital Collections
- Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts
Learning and Outreach
Resources for faculty and students.
- Treasures and Tea: A World of Knowledge in 83 Leaves: Encyclopedic Thinking with Ms.Lat.1, October 21st
- Annual University Librarian's Lecture: Learning Shakespeare at an Advanced Age: A Bibliographical Approach, October 16th
- Lecture with Dr. Sian Echard: By That Fatal Fire: Manuscripts in the Aftermath of Destruction, October 1
- Workshop with Dr. Sian Echard: Containing the Book: The Institutional Afterlives of Medieval Manuscripts, October 1
- Treasures and Tea: Modernism Then and Now: The Architectural Photography of Hubert Norbury Today, October 7th
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