UTS Library

Special Collections

The UTS Library collection consists of both print and electronic materials. It includes more than 1.5 million books, journals and audiovisual items, as well as thousands of electronic journals which are accessible from your desk, at home or at work, 24 hours a day. We also have Special Collections for particular subject areas.

China Library

The China Library contains a collection of more than 5000 books and audio-visual resources relating to philosophy, politics, history, education, culture, science and technology, Chinese language and contemporary Chinese life. Up to 50% of publications are in English or bilingual.   The library also has a China Digital Library, a collection of over 74,500 e-books, reference materials, newspapers, fine arts collections and videos. The collection will be updated annually.

All print items including books and DVDs can be borrowed by the UTS community.

Electronic facilities

  • There are 7 designated computers for accessing China digital collection.  E-books can be borrowed through various devices, such as ipads.
  • The multimedia interactive lectern engages users in learning Chinese calligraphy, characters and paintings, listening to Chinese music and songs and watching movies.
China Library  China Library

Golden Target Awards Collection (GTA)

The Golden Target Awards showcases the communication profession's most outstanding campaigns and projects undertaken by consultancies, corporate organisations and businesses, government bodies and community organisations.

The Library has scanned PDF's available of entries from 2011, 2012 and 2013. If you want to find just the entrants by category write a search like this:
golden target awards community relations 2013 

We also have older uploaded GTA entrants via our original Golden Target Awards Database

Finally you can request original GTA folders from the Catalogue. The folders are generally only winning and highly commended entries.

Public Relations Institute of Australia has a list of GTA Categories.

Jack Lindsay Collection

In 2013 the Library received a donation of monographs, serials, unpublished papers, and personal objects from the estate of Jack Lindsay. This collection was donated by his daughter Helen Lindsay.

The eldest son of Norman Lindsay, Jack was born and educated in Australia before emigrating to the United Kingdom in 1926 where he remained for the rest of his life. The collection reflects the work of Jack Lindsay;  novelist, poet, translator, publisher, historian, and life-long supporter of the political Left.

The materials in this collection have been catalogued into the UTS collection and form part of the Library's wider 'Lindsay' collection.
Some unpublished papers and objects have been digitized and able to be viewed via the Library's digital repository. A search under "Jack Lindsay UTS Library" will retrieve these via a search on the Web.

The collection is available for research although not for loan. To access this collection please see Library staff who will be able to assist you.

To find items in this collection in the Catalogue, just search for Jack Lindsay and then use Refine your search by Special Collections > Norman Lindsay Collection. (ie. Keyword: Jack Lindsay Special Collections: Norman Lindsay Collection)

Orden Znak Pocheta - Awarded to Jack Lindsay in 1967 for his work in translating Russian prose and poetry

Photo Caption: Orden Znak Pocheta - Awarded to Jack Lindsay in 1967 for his work in translating Russian prose and poetry.


Special Collections > Kohler CollectionA selection of largely late 19th and early 20th century social and political histories purchased from the prominent British collector and bookseller, Chris Kohler.

Includes works on the fundamentals of Marxist political ecomomy, social reformists, and British-German foreign relations before World War I.

Lord Riddell's intimate diary of the Peace conference and after, 1918-1923.
London : V. Gollancz, 1933.

To find items in this collection in the Catalogue, just search and then use Refine your search by Special Collections > Kohler.

Norman Lindsay Collection

Special Collections > Norman Lindsay CollectionA collection of more than 600 books and journals written by or about the Australian writer, painter, and sculptor Norman Lindsay. The collection also includes an unpublished novel, catalogues, postcards, etchings as well as audio-visual and ephemera items.

The Collection is located on Level 2 of the Library.

The Special Collections Room is available Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm and must be booked 24 hours prior to visit. To make a booking please email Helen So or by phone on 02 9514 3346.

Conditions of use:

  • When handling materials hands must be clean
  • Only non-flash photography can be used
  • Items cannot be scanned or photocopied
  • To view locked material staff will be required to assist

To find items in this collection in the Catalogue, just search and then use Refine your search by Special Collections > Norman Lindsay Collection.
Norman Lindsay Collection - Rose Lindsay Bookplate 

Photo Caption: 
Norman Lindsay Collection - Rose Lindsay Bookplate, Size - 17.6 x 13.0 cm, Date Published - 2001
Reference - Norman Lindsay Etchings: Catalogue Raisonné (Odana Editions, 1999)
Rose was the model. The original etching was especially etched for Rose for her private library. The original etching was never published.

Olympic Studies Collection

The Olympic Studies Collection is located on level 5 of the Library in Room 5.g.

Items in this unique collection can be searched via the Library Catalogue.

The main part of the collection consists of:

  • Documents and publications related to SOCOG (Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games)
  • Post Games Reports from 1908
  • Official result books for the 2000 Sydney Olympic and Paralympics Games
  • Bid books both successful and unsuccessful for the Summer and Winter Games
  • 20,000 slides from 1993-2000
  • 7 photograph albums
Some items can be viewed items from the collection on the Library Flickr site.

For further information visit the Australian Centre for Olympic Studies (ACOS).

The Australian Centre for Event Management (ACEM) has a collection of Olympic and mega event resources.

The Olympic Studies Collection cannot be borrowed, but can be viewed in the Library by both UTS staff, students and visitors. The collection is not available via InterLibrary Loan. However, many other related materials are located in the general collection of the Library for UTS staff, students and other Olympic scholars to borrow.

Olympic scholars and Olympic Studies Centre Associates can book exclusive use of the room by contacting Sean Riley

Sydney 2000 - Opening Ceremony Audience Kit - Globite Case  

Photo Caption: Sydney 2000 - Opening Ceremony Audience Kit - Globite Case

On the Fringes: South West Sydney 1994 - 2014

On the Fringes: South West Sydney 1994-2014
 is a digital collection that explores social history and cultural life on the outskirts of south-western Sydney.

Recorded through photography, audio interviews, and video footage, the collection documents the communities of Green Valley and its traditional market gardening communities.

The collection spans 1994 up to and including 2014. 

About the Photographer: Therese Sweeney

Proposed lake and recreation area, Cecil Hills

Photo Caption: Proposed lake and recreation area, Cecil Hills

Special and Rare Books Collection

UTS Library has a digitised collection of Special and Rare Books available on the Internet Archive. This special collection of out of copyright works includes children’s fiction, Australian flora, Australian Education, Poetry, Art and Illustration.

Each item is available in multiple formats for download or they can be viewed online in the browser.

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens : from The little white bird by Barrie, J. M (James Matthew) 1860-1937 Publication date 1910  The new woodcut by Salaman, Malcolm C (Malcolm Charles) 1855-1940 Publication date 1930  My new toy book by Religious Tract Society (Great Britain)  Publication date 1882


Special Collections > Typography CollectionThe typography collection is a valuable resource of materials illustrating graphic trade symbols & trademarks. The collection includes works on wood-block printing based on the Japanese practice, and journals such as the Penrose annual: the international review of the graphic arts.

Graphic trade symbols by German designers, from the 1907 Klingspor catalog
F. H. Ehmcke. New York : Dover Publications ; 1974.

These materials are not located separately. They are shelved in call no. order in the general stacks.

To find items in this collection in the Catalogue, just search and then use Refine your search by Special Collections > Typography Collection.

UTS Authors

Special Collections > UTS AuthorsTo find works by UTS staff in the Catalogue, just search and then use Refine your search by Special Collections > UTS Authors.

Gehry in Sydney : the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building 

Book Cover: Gehry in Sydney : the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building

UTS Kuring-gai Campus Photo Archive

To commemorate the closure of the Kuring-gai Campus at the end of 2015, UTS Library staff worked to digitise a selection of photos from the UTS Archives collection. We welcome UTS community members, past and present, to add their own photos to the group.

Flickr > Kuring-gai Campus Photo Archive.

UTS Kuring-gai Campus Photo Archive