The Library and Information Service acquired a substantial collection of rare and valuable books, documents, manuscripts and other material over many years by way of bequests, donations and purchases. Special Collections is located on the upper level of the Stellenbosch University Library, the central library of the Library and Information Service.
This division of the library has as its primary mission the acquisition and preservation of rare materials, making it accessible to clients as well as preserving it for posterity. The division consists of three sections in the main library namely Manuscripts, Africana and Rare Books and DOMUS in the Music Library. Each of these sections provides a specialised service and concentrates on specific areas of interest.
Hours Open for Clients
Monday - Friday: 09:00-16:15
Special Collections is closed on all public holidays and between Christmas and New Year.
For bookings : Book here
Please send your request for Special Collection material to: Marieta Buys
On arrival at Special Collections, clients must sanitize their hands. Gloves will be provided for handling material.