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Special Collections

Special Collections contains the University's rare, unique and vulnerable library materials.

The Special Collections are a national resource and may be consulted on request by anyone with an interest in the material. Photographic ID is required if you wish to access materials from the collection. Identify the specific items you require from OneSearch, and ask the staff at the Special Collection Inquiry Desk, Reid Library 2nd Floor for access.

Materials from the collection must be read in the Special Collections reading room and are not available for loan. Items generally cannot be photocopied or scanned; in some cases the item may be photographed. Some of the collections of personal papers can only be used with the permission of the author or copyright holder. We encourage you to contact us in advance of your visit if you wish to consult early printed books or manuscript collections.