During our first book sale (all the way back in 1992!), albums released on vinyl were almost out of style and a hard sell at our annual library fundraising. However, in 2012, for the first time in twenty years, our … Continue reading →
Our annual book sale benefits Victoria University Library in a number of ways: development ofÂ collections (both general and special: acquiring new materials and preserving rare books and other items), establishing scholarships and bursaries for Victoria College students, and organizing social … Continue reading →
The theme we have decided to focus on this month for our blog is Victoriana. Last weekend, we celebrated Victoria Day (with fireworks!)â€”a public holiday that celebrates the reign of Queen Victoria (1819â€“1901), who ushered what came to be known as the Victorian era of the British Empire. Queen Victoria holds a specialÂ significanceÂ to the Vic community, as our home, Victoria University, is named after her and our crest (on the left) bears her likeness. The crest derives from several prize bindings from the library’s rare book collection. These items can be requested at the inquiry desk on the first floor:
The Analogy of Religion to the Constitution and Course of Nature: Also Fifteen Sermons: awarded to Arthur Coleman, May 26, 1873 (BT1100 .B9 1870a)
Missionary Principles and Practice: A Discussion of Christian Missions and of Some Criticisms upon Them (BV2060 .S73 1902)
Did you know that the library also holds an extensive collection relating to the history of Victoria University? The holdings in Victoriana include books, magazines, newspapers, pamphlets and other documents, some of which have been digitized.
At the annual book sale, we always have a large and varied selection of books on royalty. InÂ addition, this year we have a special treasure available: a beautiful large framed antique lithograph of Queen Victoria.