The Library has developed a number of special collections, some of which are sub-sets in the main collection, while others are located on separate shelving. The special collections are:
- A – Australian Literature Collection (Standard loan)
- EC – The World of Edmund Campion Collection (Not for loan)
- GKC – G. K. Chesterton Collection (Standard loan)
- N – John Henry Newman Collection (Standard loan)
- CL – Classics Collection (Standard loan)
Australian Literature Collection
This collection focuses on works of and about Australian literature and contains renowned authors, poets, playwrights and commentators. Much of this collection was formed from the purchase of Dr Noel Rowe’s personal collection.
The World of Edmund Campion Collection
The World of Edmund Campion is a special collection providing a wealth of background material on the era of Edmund Campion and beyond. It extends from the period of Recusant Catholicism during the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century up to the mid-19th century when the Catholic Church in England, after three centuries of persecution and exclusion, was recognised once again as part of English life. In addition to publications by and on Campion himself (which are limited in number owing to his short life and the destruction of many of his works at his death), the collection contains books and journal volumes on many other figures and episodes in the course of three centuries.
G. K. Chesterton Collection
This collection contains primary works by and secondary works about the well-known Catholic author G.K. Chesterton.
John Henry Newman Collection
The extensive writings John Henry Newman are arranged as a special collection. These works include his lectures and sermons, published diaries and letters, theological and literary works as well as secondary material.
Campion College Library has an extensive and growing range of resources for the study of the classics, Latin and Greek languages, and philology. These include titles from the Loeb Classical Collection, Oxford Classics Collection, Cambridge Classics Collection, the Corpus Christianorum Series Latina and Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis.
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