Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information


The Archives and Special Collections will be closed to readers from Monday, 23rd of March until further notice.

However, we will still be operating a limited enquiry service via email. You can contact us on

Please bear in mind that government measures to curb Covid-19 are changing on a daily basis and could effect this remote service.

Updates and a weekly newsletter will be posted on our website and via social media.


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.

The Archives and Special Collections are an Accredited Archive Service.



For the last few months staff in Archives & Special Collections have been working on a project to learn more about former Bangor University Students and Staff who died during the First World War. The aim of the project was to identify all ninety seven men listed on the War Memorial Plaques located outside the Pritchard Jones Hall and to put faces and stories to the names:

In memory of the fallen of the University: 1914-1918

Opening Times

Monday – Friday

  • 9.30 am – 16.30 pm

(with a limited service between 12.30 and 13.30)

Users can stay in the Archives throughout the day, but the Archives staff will not be able to produce additional documents during the hour between 12.30 and 13.30