Monday, 5 June 2017

The Special Collections of the JCU Library

Did you know that the JCU Library has Special Collections? The Library has been collecting information resources that have significance to North Queensland, with a focus on the following areas:
  • Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
  • Industries and Economies in the Tropics
  • People and Societies in the Tropics 
  • Tropical Health, Medicine and Biosecurity
The JCU Library defines North Queensland as the area of Queensland above latitude 22.5 (just above Rockhampton) including the Great Barrier Reef, Torres Strait and other islands which are part of the State of Queensland.

Many items can be found through the Library catalogue, and a detailed list of the Library's archives can be found here.

Special Collections items may be used on the Library premises by visiting the appropriate Reading Rooms during opening hours.  

Caption: A  JCU library staff member viewing one of the beautiful colour plates created by William T Cooper in a volume of "Australian Parrots".  Photo Credit:  Bronwyn McBurnie

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