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Special Collections

Special Collections is the preservation library and archive of UCT Libraries, with an array of rare holdings in a range of formats.

Primary Collections

Our primary collections consist of archival holdings such as manuscripts, audiovisual archives, photographs and the UCT Historical Pamphlets and Photographs Collection.

Published Collections

Our published collections include African studies books, films, maps, newspapers, government publications, rare and Antiquarian books, and pamphlets.

Digital Collections

Digital Collections at UCT Libraries represent a selection of material available through UCT’s archival holdings, primarily held in UCT Libraries Special Collections.