Library Archives

The John Richard Allison Library (JRA) Archives holds the historical materials of Regent College, faculty professional papers, and archival materials from related institutions.

The Allison Library Special Collections, Archives and Rare Books collections include the:

Policies and Forms

Access Policy

The Archives and Special Collections are a non-circulating repository. Materials can be viewed by appointment and in a supervised Reading Room. Users must sign a ‘Materials Request Form’, accepting responsibility for returning the material in the same condition as received.

Access to the Records is governed by the B.C. Personal Information Protection Act. Records requested will be reviewed for confidential material before release by the archivist in consultation with the appropriate office. In some cases, a Research Agreement will be required.

Photocopying Policy

Some items may be photocopied.  Photocopies may only be used for the purposes of research and private study and must not be used for any other purpose without the express authorization of the copyright owner. Responsibility regarding questions of copyright that may arise by using such copies is assumed by the recipient.

Photocopying of material will be done by staff as times permits, on condition that the material is in good condition and the binding is sturdy. In exceptional cases, at the discretion of the staff, users will be given permission to use the self-service photocopier available at the Allison Library. 


  • $ 0.25 for a 8 x 11 page, staff photocopying
  • $ 0.10 for a 8 x 11 page, self-service photocopying

Other fees such as microfilm printouts, digital scans and CDs shall be determined by the staff as appropriate.

Interlibrary Loan Policy

No archival material is provided through Interlibrary Loan.

Forms for download

JRA Archives Acquisition Policy

JRA Archives Materials Request Form

JRA Archives Photocopy Request Form

Research Guides

In general, access to the holdings of the Archives and Special Collections are open to all for research. However, some materials may be restricted from viewing, except with prior permission from the original author, organization or creator. 

Our finding aids are provenance-based (i.e. organized by the creating bodies, persons or families). They provide a brief history of the organization or a short biographical sketch of the creator. They also describe the records in general terms and state location, title and dates where applicable.

We provide reference services for faculty, students, researchers and administrators who wish to use our primary resources for teaching and research.

Visiting Us

Access to Rare Books, Special Collections and the Archives is by appointment.  Please email or call 604.331.3340 to book an appointment with a Library Staff member.

Other External Links to Archival Resources


For more information, contact: / 604.221.3340