UTS Library

Special Collections

Special Collections consist of rare books (books notable for their age, uniqueness and value) and thematic collections which speak to areas of UTS learning and research and the history of UTS.

To find special collection items in the catalogue search by title, author or keyword and select the Special Collection you wish to view from the facets on the left of the results page. Items from Special Collections must be requested from the Library Retrieval System using the Get It: Request option in the catalogue record.

Some Special Collection items may be for loan, but most must be used in the Library. We recommend requesting items 24 hours prior to your visit to ensure the items are available for viewing.

China Library

The China Library contains a collection of more than 5000 books 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 collection is updated regularly.

Books from this collection are available for loan and can be requested from the Library Retrieval System. Search the Catalogue. Sign in to use the Get It: Request option.

Golden Target Awards

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 an historical collection of entries to this award. To view older entries from 1999-2012 online search or browse the Golden Target Awards Database.

Entries from 2011, 2012 and 2013 are available as scanned PDF documents from the Digital Resources Register. Search with this code: “DRRGTA2011”

We also hold copies of select winning and highly commended entries in hard copy. These can be requested from the Library Retrieval System. Search the Catalogue by keyword and sign in to use the Get It: Request option

Jack Lindsay Collection


In 2013 the Library received an important donation of materials from the estate of the prominent Australian writer and publisher Jack Lindsay, from his daughter Ms Helen Lindsay. The Library was selected as the site of this important collection due to its extensive Norman Lindsay collection, which the Jack Lindsay collection complements.

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 his work as novelist, poet, translator, publisher, historian, and life-long supporter of the political Left. In addition to monographs and serials published by Jack or containing examples of his published writings, the collection contains unpublished papers and personal objects.

Unique items from the collection, such as Jack Lindsay’s hand-annotated essays, have been digitised and are available from the Library’s Special Collections repository. Other materials are available to researchers to view in the Library, but are not for loan. To view these items, search the Catalogue and sign in to use the Get It: Request option.

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. See also: Znak Pocheta = Badge of Honor

Kohler

A selection of largely late 19th and early 20th century social and political histories purchased from the prominent British collector and bookseller, Chris Kohler. This important collection includes works on the fundamentals of Marxist political economy, social reformists, and British-German foreign relations before World War I.

Books from this collection are available for loan and can be requested from the Library Retrieval System. Search the Catalogue. Sign in to use the Get It: Request option.

Norman Lindsay Collection

A collection of more than 600 books and journals written by or about the Australian writer, painter, and sculptor Norman Lindsay. Complied by collector James Kemsley, the collection was purchased by UTS Library in 2011 and chronicles the life and work of one of Australia’s most notable artists and the social, cultural and artistic milieu in which he worked. The collection includes an unpublished novel, catalogues, postcards, etchings as well as audio-visual and ephemera items. 

Items in this collection are available to researchers to view in the Library, but are not for loan. To view these items, search the Catalogue. Sign in to use the Get It: Request option.

Olympic Studies Collection

The Olympic Studies Collection contains unique materials related to the management and hosting of Olympic Games, and in particular the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics, reflecting UTS’s historical research and teaching interests in Olympic Studies and Event Management. 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

Items in this collection are available to researchers to view in the Library, but are not for loan. To view these items, search the Catalogue. Sign in to use the Get It: Request option.

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 by photographer and historian Therese Sweeney through photography, audio interviews, and video footage, the collection documents the communities of Green Valley and its traditional market gardening communities, over a twenty year period.

Special and Rare Books Collection - Internet Archive

UTS Library has digitised a selection of its Special and Rare Books to view 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.

Typography Collection

The typography collection is a valuable resource of materials illustrating the development of typography, typesetting, 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.

Books from this collection are available for loan and can be requested from the Library Retrieval System. Search the Catalogue. Sign in to use the Get It: Request option.

UTS Authors

To find works by UTS staff in the Catalogue, search by title, author or keyword and then use Refine my results by Special Collections > UTS Authors.

UTS Kuring-gai Campus Photo Archive

To commemorate the closure of the Kuring-gai Campus at the end of 2015, UTS Library staff digitised 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.