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. Material in our collections is available for everyone - students, staff and external researchers - to access in our reading room. Our collections cover a wide range of subjects, including Arab and Islamic Studies; Art History and Visual Culture; Business Studies; Drama; English; Geography; History; Literary Studies; Local Studies; Modern Languages; Politics; 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 from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Readers wishing to access material need to be aware of the following: