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About Special Collections

Special Collections is comprised of the Canadian Architectural Archives and  Special Collections. 

We support inquiry, learning, teaching  and research at the University of Calgary.

Learn more about Special Collections.

Looking for the UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES? Please link to our site via the Quick Link on the left of this page. 


Visiting Special Collections

Are you planning a research visit to Special Collections, but unsure where to start?

Find out more about the services we offer, processes for requesting material, and policies regarding use and copying of archival documents.

Read the Special Collections Service Charter and Service Standards for details on what you can expect from us.


Special Collections: Now open in the Taylor Family Digital Library (Arts and Culture 5th Floor)

Special Collections is now open on the 5th floor of the Taylor Family Digital Library in the Arts and Culture Suite.

Many of our collections are now located offsite and will need to be retrieved for clients to access in our reading room in the Taylor Library. Clients are required to request access to resources at least 1-2 days in advance of their visit.  To request access to collections please contact us at

Parts of our collections have been digitized and are accessible 24/7 from your office or home computer:
Canadian Architectural Archives
Special Collections

University Archives
Libraries and Cultural Resources