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Rare Books

How to request a rare book?

Step 1 : Make note of title, date and reference number of book

Step 2 : Fill in a rare book application form (available at library desk)

Step 3 : Hand in the application form to desk staff

How can I see a requested rare book?

  • You must fill in an application form at the library issue desk if you wish to consult any item amongst the rare books and special collections. The item can then be seen at the Archives. (Remember that the Archives is open Monday to Friday, 9.00 until 1.00 and 2.00 until 5.00)

How long will it take for a rare book to be collected?

  • Items will be collected and taken to the Archives for consultation daily at 11 am. In an emergency, library staff will, when possible, make items available on request.  However it is always good practice to contact us before a visit.