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Use our Collections

Find everything you need to know about viewing material in person in our Reading Room, or remotely through our Virtual Reading Room Service. Also find how to request items, plan your visit and about copying and reusing our collections.

Help and Advice

Would you like some help and advice on how to use Special Collections and Archives material in your research? Our Special Collections staff are happy to help.

Book an appointment with a member of Special Collections staff for:

  • in-depth help on using archive and rare book catalogues and finding aids
  • tips for effective search strategies, primary source research skills
  • acknowledgement and copyright
  • finding archives and rare books in other repositories - see our dedicated Special Collections & Archives guide for how to get started

If you would like to book an appointment please use the contact details below to get in touch.