Special Collections

Rare and unique research and teaching resources at Newcastle University.

Collections GuideA collection of books laid out on a table

Search and browse our unique and rare printed and archival collections.

Using our collectionsPicture of a man consulting material in the Reading Room

Find out how to consult and use items held in Special Collections.

Treasures of the MonthAn old typewriter with a picture of Sid Chaplin alongside

Each month the team look to unearth our most interesting items.

Education OutreachThe Grim Reaper and a peasant man

Browse our education outreach pages to find out about visits, workshops and online resources and games.

ExhibitionsA display case with exhibition items in

Discover our collections through our dedicated exhibitions.

Digital ResourcesA computer screen with text on

Explore interactive ways of engaging with our collections and the work of the Special Collections team.