Special Collections

Our Special Collections are home to thousands of culturally significant, unique and hard-to-find items. These collections offer a rich resource for staff and students and enable the research and teaching goals of the university.

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    Access our stored collections

    Selected items or collections are held in a closed area. You can request access using the form below. Access is conditional upon approval of the request and compliance of conditions of use. If you only need access to a particular item in a collection, use the In Store – Special Collection Item Request.


    Donate your own work

    Do you have a published or unpublished piece of your own work you’d like to donate? We are happy to accept items that enhance our special collections.

    Donate to Special Collections

    Become a Special Collections volunteer

    We’re seeking motivated people with a love of science fiction, popular culture and historical manuscripts to be part of a unique opportunity to work with our Special Collections.

    Apply now

    Get in touch

    Do you have a question or enquiry for our Special Collections team?

    Message us

    Send us an enquiry


    Our librarians are specialists in their subject areas, and can assist you with your research.

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