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Opening Hours

Special Collections are accessible by appointment only between the hours of 8.30am - 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

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Location: Victoria University Footscray Park Campus 

VU Archives

The VU Archives holds historical material relating to Victoria University and its predecessors.

Special Collections

The Special Collections at Victoria University Library are a valuable research resource. The Collections have strong threads of radical literature, particularly Australian Communist literature, much of which is rare or unique. Women and urban planning also feature across the Collections. There are collections that give you a picture of the people who donated them like Ray Verrills, John McLaren, Sir Zelman Cowen, and Ruth & Maurie Crow. Other collections focus on Australia's neighbours – PNG and Timor-Leste. 

Special Collections Room