The Royal Society of Tasmania Collection: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Collections

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TAS UTAS SPARC

Authorized form of name

The Royal Society of Tasmania Collection: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Collections

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  • Provincial/state

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University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Collections

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Research enquiries

Address

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Level 5, Morris Miller Library, Sandy Bay Campus, University of Tasmania

Locality

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Tasmania

Country name

Australia

Postal code

7005

Telephone

+613 6226 7883

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Description area

History

The mission of the Royal Society of Tasmania is “The advancement of knowledge” and its priorities are:

  • Promoting Tasmanian historical, scientific and technological knowledge for the benefit of Tasmanians,
  • Fostering Tasmanian public engagement and participation in the quest for objective knowledge,
  • Recognising excellence in academia and supporting Tasmanian academic excellence, and
  • Providing objective advice for policy relating to Tasmanian issues.

The Royal Society of Tasmania (RST) Library is maintained by the UTAS Library. The Collection – some of which is held in the restricted-access Rare Room and some on open-access shelves - comprises a diverse range of approximately 7000 books and 1600 journal titles, the oldest printed book (c1472) in Tasmania, early maps and many 19th century private family deposit collections

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Opening times

By appointment only - Monday - Wednesday 10.00am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm -5.00pm
Thursday, Friday & Public Holidays - Closed

Access conditions and requirements

When accessing materials from the Special and Rare Collections you will need to agree to and sign the conditions on the Consultation Form https://www.utas.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/937111/special-rare-consult-write.pdf . You will also need to provide photo ID.

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Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Level 5, Morris Miller Library, Sandy Bay Campus, University of Tasmania
, Tasmania
AU 7005