Materials added to the campus libraries, either by purchase or donation, will normally be added to the regular open access collections. This provides the greatest ease of access to Library clients, encourages use of the materials and minimises initial cataloguing/processing and ongoing access costs.
The Special Collections below were accepted from their donors because they support the key research areas at Victoria University.
The VU Special Collections - How to access and use guide provides researcher stories, historical information about the individual collections, past exhibitions, and tips how to access and use the material.
The VU Archives holds historical material relating to Victoria University and its predecessors.
In 'Special collections & archives':
Selection of digital works by Aboriginal activist/academic Gary Foley.
Rare & valuable books
Rare and valuable books across a diverse range of subjects including Australian literature, history, a...
Ray Verrills collection
The Verrills collection includes materials on Australian literature, philosophy and left-wing politics.
Ruth & Maurie Crow collection
The Ruth & Maurie Crow collection consists of over 2700 books and pamphlets on a variety of social and...
PNG and the Pacific collection
A range of books, reports, journals, newsletters, yearbooks & pamphlets focusing mainly on Papua New G...
Radical literature collection
The Radical Literature Collection is a research collection of material related to radical groups in Au...
John & Shirley McLaren collection
The McLaren Collection contains rare and valuable resources around Australian, New Zealand, and South ...
The Rationalist collection
The Rationalist Collection contains books, pamphlets and journals on diverse subjects including histor...
Elda Vaccari collection
The Vaccari Collection is a significant resource for researchers interested in the history and culture...
This collection features a range of books, reports, journals, newsletters, yearbooks and pamphlets foc...
Sir Zelman Cowen collection
The Sir Zelman Cowen collection includes resources on Australian constitutional law, federal politics ...
Mathematical inequalities & applications (RGMIA)
Information about the RGMIA technical reports and mathematics journals exchanged with other universities.
The Regional Archive preserves the records of individuals and organisations from the western region of...