Visual Arts: Special Collection

Special Collection

From the Special Collection...

City West Special Collection [Image source: UniSA Library]


About the Jeffrey Smart Special Collection

Many art books have been placed in the Special Collection rather than on the open shelves in the Main collection, for a variety of reasons:

  • rarity
  • fragility
  • format
  • value
  • may be considered offensive
  • vulnerable to mutilation

 City West Special Collection [Image Source: UniSA Library]

These works are kept on Level 2 of the Jeffrey Smart Building and can be searched via the Catalogue. These works have the location City West (Special Collection) with an SP as part of the call number, e.g.

 How an item from the Special Collection might appear in the catalogue

UniSA staff and students are welcome to access these works for 4 hour in Library use only. Some of the material is very fragile, and access is then at the discretion of the Manager, Academic Library Services.