Manuscripts and Special Collections Online Catalogue

Welcome to our online catalogue


Manuscripts and Special Collections holds over 700 manuscript and archive collections. The online catalogue contains records describing most of these collections. Some collections are described in one top-level record. Others are described in great detail.

The online catalogue also contains top-level descriptions for our printed book collections.

  • To begin searching, choose 'Search the catalogue', 'Search the name index', or 'Search the place index' from the left-hand menu. The 'Search' box at top-right provides a quick search option which only searches limited fields.
  • Need help? Watch the video introduction on how to use the catalogue.
  • Please click on 'About the catalogue' in the left-hand menu for more information.


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