Florida Atlantic University Libraries Special Collections offers a diverse learning and enriching experience that inspires creativity, supports research and promotes teaching. From preservation to engaging researchers with expanded access to rare and unique items Special Collections serves as a proactive collaboratory through transformative programs that reinvent the library for the 21st century.
Special Collections accepts printed books, manuscripts, broadsides, photographs, prints and drawings, sheet music, artifacts, and other formats in support of the Library’s mission to serve the undergraduate and graduate teaching and research programs. Materials in Special Collections support curriculum, teaching, and research. We are committed to developing distinctive collections and building on existing strengths.Special Collections is committed to providing an environment centered on student learning and engagement with primary resources. In addition, we provide service to FAU faculty and staff, scholars from other institutions, national and international, as well as to the general public. To view more information about our collections, please click here.
Due to budget constraints, Special Collections does not purchase collections.
For additional information regarding ways to support Special Collections, please contact us. For information on personal collections and/or donating your materials, please see:
- Rare Books & Manuscripts Section: Your Old Books
- Society of American Archivists: A Guide to Deeds of Gift
- Society of American Archivists: Donating Your Personal or Family Records to a Repository
For monetary gifts, please click here.
To view the Collection Development Policies for each unit, please follow the links below: