Library and Archives Service – Archives

Archives and Special Collections

Welcome to the Archives and Special Collections which forms part of the Library and Archives Service at Bangor University.

We are responsible for the collection and long-term preservation of manuscripts, archival collections and a diverse range of rare books and printed material.

Our aim is to ensure that our resources are accessible to all researchers, free of charge. We actively promote these collections as valuable research and learning tools and engage the wider community in our activities as well as the staff and students within the University.

Our collections are open to the public and can be consulted at the Archives and Special Collections which is located in the Main Arts building at Bangor University. The repository comprises of a search room for quiet study and an education room for group visits.


Short-term changes to the service

Due to necessary maintenance work in the store room, we will not be able to provide users with a full service until 6th July 2015.

All readers wishing to consult manuscript material during June should place a request by Thursday, 28th May 2015.

Researchers will not be able to request manuscripts at all during June.

However, the search room will be open to the public as usual from Monday to Friday between 9.00-1.00 and 2.00-5.00

The rare book service will not be affected – rare books can be requested following the usual procedures during this period.

Normal service will resume on 6th July 2015.

The Welsh in Patagonia

The Library and Archives Service will be celebrating 150 years of Y Wladfa, the Welsh Colony in Patagonia, with an exhibition displaying a selection of material from the Archives and Rare Books Collections.
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Archives Wales readers ticket coming to Bangor

The Archives and Special Collections Department have received an ARCW Accreditation Support Grant in order to replace its current readers’ registration system with the Archives Wales Readers Ticket system, which is currently used at 5 other record offices in Wales.

From the 1st of January 2015, searchers wishing to consult archival material at the Archives and Special Collections will be required to register for an Archives Wales Reader’s Ticket. To obtain a ticket searchers must bring two documents with them – one to prove their identity and one to prove their address.

Opening Times

Monday – Friday

9.00am – 1.00pm

2.00pm – 5.00pm

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