Reading Room

Material from Special Collections is not available for loan. Instead, it can be consulted in the Reading Room. All Special Collections material must be pre-requested for delivery to the Reading Room. Requests for material can be made online prior to visiting the Reading Room. To request material, please log on to Aeon and complete the relevant request form.

Location:

Reading Room
Third floor
Baillieu Library
Parkville

Opening hours:

Reading Room Opening Hours

Collection code Collection name Description
Bail CXT University of Melbourne Restricted Materials This collection holds items, including copies of Masters and PhD theses completed at the University of Melbourne, that have no viewing rights at present. Inquire with Special Collections staff for further information on accessibility.
Bail SpC Special Collections Books, journals and pamphlets, as well as archival material, that have been placed on 'closed access' by reason of age, value or uniqueness in order to ensure their long-term care and preservation for future generations of scholars and researchers.
Bail SpC/ARCHIT Special Collections Architecture Rare Books A collection of rare books in the field of architectural topics.
Bail SpC/AX Special Collections Australiana The AX collection is essentially comprised of material published either in or about Australia before 1900.
Bail SpC/BALD Bald Collection The Bald collection contains items by English Romantic poets.
Bail SpC/BRASS Special Collections Brass Collection  
Bail SpC/BX Special Collections Rare Books The BX collection is a general collection of rare books.
Bail SpC/CAM Cambridge Collection The collection contains works about Cambridge University and the city of Cambridge.
SpC/CHISHOLM Chisholm Collection Allan Rowland Chisholm was an important humanities scholar in Australia. The collection contains copies of his own works, French literary works, Greek and Latin classics in old editions.
Bail SpC/CHISHOLM f Chisholm Collection folio Folio-sized items in the Allan Rowland Chisholm collection.
SpC/DUCKER Ducker collection The Ducker collection includes items from the library of distinguished Australian botanist, Sophie Ducker.
Bail SpC/EA East Asian special collections The East Asian special collection is composed of Chinese and Japanese language material. Requests for photocopying must be made to the East Asian Librarian. Requests may be denied based on the condition of the item.
Bail SpC/ER English Room The English Room collections contain items of English literature from 1750-1850.
Bail SpC/GILIGICH Giligich collection  
Bail SpC/GRIM Grimwade collection The collection is comprised of works on the history and exploration of Australia.
Bail SpC/HOW Howitt Collection The Howitt collection comprises books on entomology.
Bail SpC/MCL McLaren collection The McLaren collection contains a wide variety of Australiana and Oceania.
Bail SpC/MEANJ Meanjin collection The Meanjin collection contains works from the library of C. B. Christesen, founding editor of the Melbourne literary journal Meanjin.
Bail SpC/Med Medical Rare Books A collection of medical rare books generally predating 1850.
Bail SpC/MENZ Menzies collection A collection of items originally forming the library of Australian Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies.
Bail SpC/MIC Special Collections Microforms A collection of items in microfilm and microfiche kept in the Special Collections area.
Bail SpC/MORG Morgan Collection of Children's Books The Morgan collection is generally composed of children's books published prior to 1940.

Bail SpC/MSG

Ian Gardiner Collection  Small collection of books owned by artist Ian Gardiner on art and design witha  focus on Japanese books
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Ian Gardiner Collection Folio   
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Ian Gardiner Collection Eliphant Folio   
Bail SpC/MSO Ormond College Library Collection A small, mainly theological collection from the Ormond College Library, Melbourne.  Some books date back to the 1660s
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Ormond College Library Collection Folio   
Bail SpC/MUP Melbourne University Press collection The collection comprises a set of Melbourne University Press publications.
Bail SpC/PRIVA Australian Private Press books A collection of Australian Private Press books.
Bail SpC/PRIVA ef Australian Private Press elephant folio books A collection of Australian Private Press elephant folio books.
Bail SpC/PRIVA ef Australian Private Press folio books A collection of Australian Private Press folio books.
Bail SpC/RAAB Raab Collection The Raab collection is composed of works on Machiavelli.
Bail RB Rare Book Room The Rare Book Room houses non-Australiana rare books.
Bail SpC/SCHOOL School Fiction Collection The school fiction collection comprises works set in British public schools.
Bail SpC/UM University collection The collection comprises material published or produced by the University and Colleges.
Bail SpC/VILL Villiers Collection The Villiers collection comprises works on ships, sailing and the sea. It was originally the collection of writer and sailor Alan Villiers.
Bail T University of Melbourne Thesis This collection holds copies of Masters and PhD theses completed at the University of Melbourne.
Bail T ef University of Melbourne Thesis elephant folio This collection holds copies of Masters and PhD theses completed at the University of Melbourne.
Bail PRINTS Special Collections Print Collection The Print Collection is essentially comprised of the University's collection of some 7,000 prints that date from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries, and a reference collection which supports this collection.
Bund SpC Special Collections at Bundoora Store This item from Special Collections is held off-site in the University's Bundoora Store.
Bund SpC/AX Special Collections Australiana at Bundoora Store The AX collection is essentially comprised of material published either in or about Australia before 1900 and held in storage at the University's Bundoora Store.
Bund SpC/BX Special Collections Rare Books at Bundoora Store The BX collection is a general collection of rare books and held in storage at the University's Bundoora Store.
Bund T University of Melbourne Thesis at Bundoora Store This collection holds copies of Masters and PhD theses completed at the University of Melbourne and held in storage at the University's Bundoora Store.
Grainger Grainger Museum Grainger correspondence, personal papers, music manuscripts, published music and other commonly accessed research material is being housed in the Baillieu Library, and when requested, will be delivered to the Cultural Collections Reading Room within 10 days of a written request for access. Items stored in off-site storage will also be retrieved and delivered to the Baillieu on a similar time-scale.
UniM Store Burnley SpCSpecial Collections Burnley Rare Books at Dawson St StoreBurnely Rare book collection (horticulture) is held in storage at Dawson Street, Brunswick.

Building Number:177
Alternate Name: Arts, Humanities, Archives, Special Collections, Social Sciences, Government Documents
Campus Map Reference:I 13