Specialized Collections

The Library has a number of specialized collections. This is not an exhaustive list, but a sampling of some of the interesting collections we maintain.


We have an extensive collection of board games and video games on a number of platforms. Board games are available by curbside pickup only, but video games can also be mailed.

Jacob Siskind Collection

In 2011, Archives and Research Collections at Carleton University Library acquired Jacob Siskind’s personal items, papers, and photographs, as well as a collection of musical recordings. This online exhibit introduces researchers to this collection.

Indigenous Films

Films related to Aboriginal peoples in Canada and Indigenous peoples around the world are an important part of our collection.

Canadian Policy Research Network Reports

The CPRN collection gathers reports of this non-partisan think tank active between 1994-2009, which focused on engaged socio-economic policy research.

The Ottawa Resource Collection

The Ottawa Resource Collection showcases information about specific neighbourhoods in Ottawa, as well as maps, statistics and other topical information about our city.

Emerging Technology Collection

We have a growing collection of boards, electronics, gesture control devices, and more. You can borrow items from this collection via curbside pickup.

Archived Web Content

We use Archive-It to archive web content that may be in danger of disappearing and that we feel is important to the Carleton community.

Digital Collections: Student Research

A collection of outstanding papers and journal articles written by Carleton University students that were supported, in part, by the Library's CURIE fund.

Content last reviewed: September 4, 2020