In order to facilitate primary research, Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) and Okanagan Special Collections (OSC) acquire archival materials in all media. RBSC strives to document the economic, political, cultural, labour, and literary history of British Columbia and Canada. OSC strives to offer access to materials created in and about the Okanagan-Similkameen, Columbia-Shuswap, and the Kootenays. This database contains finding aids for RBSC’s more than 700 archival fonds and collections, and OSC’s growing collection.
If you are new to archival research, our Archives Research Guide will provide you with an overview of doing research with RBSC's and OSC's archival materials.
This database is built with AtoM (Access to Memory) software, an open source software solution for archival description based on international standards.
Please note that some materials may be unavailable due to mechanical issues with the Library’s automated storage system (ASRS). Please contact us in advance of your visit to confirm that materials are accessible.