Welcome to our Archives and Special Collections LibGuide. Special Collections manages the University's collections of unique and rare materials, which include archives, manuscripts, and rare books. Our collections are available for everyone - students, staff and members of the public - to access in our reading room. Our collections are suitable for research on a wide range of subjects, including Arab and Islamic Studies; Art History and Visual Culture; Business Studies; Drama and Theatre History; English; Geography and Environmental Studies; History; Literary Studies; Local Studies; Modern Languages; Politics; Social Studies, and Theology and Religion.
The Ronald Duncan Reading Room is located in the Old Library. Items ordered from Special Collections and the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum are consulted in the Reading Room. The Reading Room is open Monday to Friday, please see our Visiting Special Collections page for more details. Readers wishing to access material need to be aware of the following: