The Shirley Kapper Collection-a collection of approximately 1250 volumes -reflects the selection available on the shelves of a small town Australian bookshop about 100 years ago. The collection includes adult novels; classics in cheap editions; school textbooks, and children's fiction dating from c.1885 to c.1925.
Another special collection is the Kohler collection of Edwardian novels.
The Kapper Collection is held in the Menzies Library Rare Books Room. Items can be requested from the Rare Book collection and a full list of items can be found in the Library Catalogue.