The Brock University Archives & Special Collections is currently closed to the public. The staff of the Archives will make every effort to address your research needs remotely.  You can direct any questions to  Many of our digitized materials can be found in the Digital Repository.

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The Archives & Special Collections house some of the more unique, rare and valuable collections in the Brock University Library. We are located on the 10th floor of the James A. Gibson Library in the Schmon Tower.

Our primary collecting interests include: everything to do with the Niagara area – past and present; autism; the United Empire Loyalists; Masonic books; Brock University; and rare books.

Descriptions of most items in the Archives & Special Collections can be found by keyword searching in Omni – our academic search tool or in our Digital Repository.

Basic Rules:

  • Fill out a visitor form upon arriving in the Archives
  • Materials remain in Archives at all times; items do not circulate
  • No food or drinks are allowed
  • Only pencils can be used for taking notes
  • Before making any copies, ask Reading Room staff permission
  • Handle materials carefully and respectfully at all times

Citing Archival Records

Use this guide for citing archival records


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