Special Collections: Using our collections

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Archive catalogue search

Search collection descriptions of our archive collections in the archive catalogue. Please note, that to search for printed books​ ​you will need to search the library catalogue instead. 

There is much cataloguing work still to be done on our archival collections, so please contact us if you don't find what you are looking for.

Library catalogue search

Enter a term to search the Library catalogue for items; you can also limit to the specific collections you're interested in.

Search the Library catalogue:

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Useful links

You may want to look for other archive and special collections resources to use in your research.

Code of conduct

Special Collections material is often fragile. To ensure its survival for use by future generations of researchers use is subject to a code of conduct:

  • Hands must be clean
  • Bags, coats, umbrellas must be left in the lockers
  • No food or drink
  • Laptops or notepad/pencil only
  • Staff will show you how to handle items correctly

Further details are available on our website.

Hints & tips for using special collections & archives