Archives and Special Collections: Using our collections

Opening Hours

Appointments are available Monday to Friday, 9:30 - 3:30.

Please contact us at

Online catalogue search

Search our online catalogue. Please note: not all our archives and special collections are catalogued, so please contact us if you are unable to find what you are looking for. 

Printed books can be searched via the library catalogue.

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.

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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

Archives and Special Collections are unique and often fragile so care must be taken when handling the material. To ensure the survival of this material for future generations, we operate a strict code of conduct.

  • No food or drink
  • Bags, coats, umbrellas must be left in the lockers
  • Hands must be clean
  • Pencils, laptops and notepads only
  • Guidance is provided on how to handle items correctly