The Library's Special Collections area houses archival and research material of special significance to the University. There is a large amount of manuscript material, much of it associated with donations.
There are several collections within the larger Murdoch University Special Collections which will be of great value to Gender and Cultural Studies students and researchers, in particular the LGBTQI & Women's Studies Collections and the Science Fiction, Popular Culture & Media Studies Collections.
Research collections in microform are shelved on South Wing Level 1, Room 1.016. They can be viewed on the Reader/Printer located within the room. Where available, printed guides accompany the various collections and are shelved adjacent to the microform collections.