Special Collections & Archives houses almost 60,000 rare books and close to 17,000 periodicals which cover a broad range of subjects supporting the research and teaching functions of the University of Waterloo. Material in the collection dates from 1493 to the present day and includes works on dance, women’s studies, urban planning, the history of mathematics and computing, and private press imprints among others.

To find rare books:

  1. Enter your search terms into Library catalogue
  2. Select the “Dana Porter Library - Special Collections & Archives" facet, under Waterloo Library.

Please contact us to learn more about our rare book collection.