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Margaret Smith Library, SAIAB: Special Collections

The library at the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity contributes to research and teaching in the aquatic sciences through heritage collections and a global web of data. Resources and services are shared with Rhodes University Library

About the Collections

There are a number of collections in the Margaret Smith Library supporting our books and journals on aquatic biodiversity research.

Rare Book Collection

Reprint Collection

Pamphlet Collection

Map Collection

Eddie van Dijk Collection

Rhodes University Archive Collection

Featured Donation

We have received a donation from Australia. As well as an author’s presentation copy (#94) of JLB Smith's Old Fourlegs - “with compliments to AT Wood, Esq” - there are letters, and photographs from JLB Smith to AT Wood, dating from the 1950s.

We used varied primary and secondary sources to confirm the provenance and context of the material. Read more

Letter from JLB Smith, Pinda, 1950