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.

The Archives and Special Collections are an Accredited Archive Service.



The Archives will be closed on the 30th of November between 11.45am and 2.00pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience.


The annual 2018 exhibition can now be seen in the Council Chamber corridor of the Main Arts Building. It will be open until the 19th of December 2018.

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