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Special Collections at Concordia University Libraries houses and provides access to an array of rare books, archival materials, maps, photographs, and other materials that require special handling and preservation because of their rarity, fragility, unusual format, or uniqueness.
Special Collections supports the research of the Concordia University community and researchers from outside the University. The majority of our Special Collections are housed at the Vanier Library, on Concordia's Loyola Campus. Some specialized collections are integrated with regular circulating collections.
A guide to archives: what are archives, examples of archival records, the differences between archives and libraries, how archives are organized and made accessible, and an explanation of archival language.
Circulating Special Collections
Items in Special Collections are available by consultation at Vanier Library on the Loyola Campus. Books and archival materials held in Special Collections do not circulate. They may be consulted in person in room VL-121 at the Vanier Library.