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W.D. Jordan Rare Books & Special Collections

Located in the historic Douglas Library, W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections operates as a research and teaching resource for students, faculty, and the larger community. We preserve and provide access to a variety of materials including rare books, maps, posters, and broadsides. We are home to a variety of collections from the earliest printed books to the personal libraries of great authors such as John Buchan and Robertson Davies. At the heart of our collections is our extensive Edith and Lorne Pierce Collection of Canadiana—a repository of Canadian Studies materials from Canada’s earliest histories and literature to its newest. We are proud to be the home of the Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection and to provide access to books that cannot be found in any other Canadian library.

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