This guide provides information to access unique and rare items housed at the Archives and Special Collections.
The Archives and Special Collections reading room is open to students who are looking for a calm area to study. It is a silent zone. Food and beverages are prohibited and personal belongings should be left in the lockers available in the reading room.
The Archives and Special Collections acquire, preserve and give access archival records in different formats that support teaching and research at the University of Ottawa.
ARCHIVAL FONDS AND COLLECTIONS
If you want to do research in our archival fonds and collections, please consult the finding aids under the tab "Archival documents". The main areas are the "Women's Archives", the "Slovak Archives", the "Literary Archives", and various subjects, such as education and UFOs, are covered under "Other archival fonds.
RARES BOOKS, PAMPHLETS AND OTHER PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS
Rare books and pamphlets are described in the library catalog. You will find further information under "Rare books" and "Pamphlets" tabs.
For the other publications preserved at the Archives and Special collections, they are generally described in the library catalog but some archival finding aids list the publications that were find during the processing of the archival fonds or collection.