BX Collection of Non-Australian Books and Journals

Based upon the original University of Melbourne library collections, the BX Collection is a general collection of  non-Australian books and journals. All material from the open-shelf  collections published before 1881 have been placed here. Some special strengths within the collection are:

French Revolution Material

A  list of some of these pamphlets is available.

See French revolution pamphlets contents lists, Melbourne: Baillieu Library, 1962.

Facsimiles of Medieval Manuscripts

Over 250 volumes of fine facsimiles scattered over a large number of Dewey classes.

Guide to Early English Manuscripts in Facsimile Series

Botany Rare Books

Many  of these  books were formerly housed as the Botany Rare Book collection  in the Botany Library. The European material has been integrated  into the BX collection, while the  Australian material has been housed  in the Australiana collection. This Collection is especially rich in 18th century  Botanical books, particularly in the area of gardening.

Access and Availability

Most of the BX collection is catalogued online, however some portions can only be accessed through the card catalogue, located in the basement of the Baillieu Library.

Material from this collection can be accessed through the Cultural Collections Reading room in the Baillieu Library. Requests for material can be made online prior to visiting the reading room. To request material, please register and order here.