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Rare Books

The Archives Reading Room is used for the consultation of Rare Books. Users who wish to view any items from the Rare Book Collection must :

  • Search for Rare Books on our library catalogue, and then place a hold request (reserve a book)
  • Go to the Archives reading room to view the requested book

Read this FAQ page for more details: How can I view a Rare Book or an item from Special Collections?

Important notice: Rare Books will be made available at 11:00am and 2:00pm each day. However, under special circumstances, urgent requests can be made by phoning Shan Robinson on (01248) 382913 or (01248) 383276.