Tour the Archives

Published on September 12, 2017

Two women looking at an item in the Archives and Research Collections Centre

Western Libraries welcomes the community to our Archives and Research Collections Centre (ARCC) for two special opportunities this fall. Visitors can interact with some of the treasures from our archives and special collections, and tour the ARCC, a fascinating facility.

The ARCC is home to over 50,000 rare books, including first edition collections from T.S. Eliot, Wordsworth and Coleridge, H.G. Wells, and more. As well, our archival collections include the papers of author Emma Donoghue, psychiatrist Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke, and the corporate archives from Labatt Brewing Company and Canadian Tire, among many others.

You are welcome to join us.

Saturday, September 16, 10:30am-4:00pm - Doors Open London - Tours will be held every hour on the hour, with the last tour at 3:00pm. Free parking is available at Springett Parking lot (see map). Paid parking is also located behind Weldon Library in the Weldon Lot. While at Western, you can also visit the Cronyn Observatory, and the John P. Metras Sports Museum. More information is available at the Doors Open website.

Saturday, October 21, 10:00am - Homecoming. Western alumni and their guests are invited to tour the Archives as part of the Homecoming celebrations. Registration is required; please follow this link for more information and to register.