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Collections & Exhibits

John & Molly Pollock Holocaust Collection

Pollock collection logo The John & Molly Pollock Holocaust Collection is a special collection of materials related to the Holocaust and housed at the Progress Library. The collection consists of over 1,200 monographs, reference works, newspapers, audiovisual materials, and magazine articles published in Europe, Israel and the Americas from 1930 to the present. Students enrolled in Holocaust Literature and Global Citizenship courses frequently visit the collection to read and do research about the Holocaust, propaganda and racism.

This important collection is available to students, teachers, researchers, and members of the community. Please call 416-289-5000, ext. 5410, or email library@centennialcollege.ca to schedule an appointment.

Diversity Collection

The Libraries have a wonderful collection of print and audiovisual materials that support the College's Signature Learning Experience course, Global Citizenship: from social analysis to social action (GNED-500). Representing various perspectives and many cultures, the Diversity collection has materials about ageism, disability issues, economic inequality, gender issues, globalization, human rights, media literacy, multicultural education, racism, social policy, sustainable development, and more.

Books, DVDs/videos, and audio tapes purchased for the Diversity collection are shelved with the general collection and in Media Services at all four campus libraries. In the library catalogue, items are labelled "Diversity Collection-Book" or "Diversity Collection-DVD", etc. Look for this very special collection at your campus library and check out the Global Citizenship GNED 500 Research Guide.

Daher Folk Tale Collection

The Progress Campus library has an excellent collection of folk tales, fables, myths and legends donated by former Dean of Students, Doug Daher. From Ireland to India, Russia to Columbia, this diverse collection allows the Centennial College community to explore traditional folk tales from many different parts of the world. Learn about Vikings, Sinbad, Arabian nights, hobgoblins and fairies. This collection of books also includes early 20th century copies of items such as  Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Exhibits

All four libraries set up frequently changing book exhibits that display interesting titles from the collections. Themes are chosen to commemorate special events and holidays (e.g. Chinese New Year, Black History Month) or to highlight certain areas of the collections (e.g. Architectural Technology, International Business). Here are some photos of recent exhibits: