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Rare Books and Special Collections Instructional Support Guide

Open Access Special Collections Resources

In addition to UBC Library's subscription databases, there are a number of open access digital libraries and archives available world-wide. Here is just a small list of free, open access digital libraries featuring rare books, special collections, and archival materials. More sources can be found via this amazing crowdsourced list of online collections and this extensive list compiled by the Bibliographical Society of America.