Special Collections

Anyone wishing to use any of the special collections (early printed books, manuscripts, and archives) must apply in advance to the Librarian. Not all items are immediately available, and may need conservation treatment prior to consultation. Early printed books may not be photocopied under any circumstances, but obtaining other forms of reproduction may be possible depending on the condition of the book and the requirements of the reader. Photography (conventional, digital, or microfilm) takes time to arrange, and those requiring reproductions for study or publication are advised to discuss this with a member of the Library staff at the earliest possible opportunity.