Manuscripts and Special Collections

Welcome to Manuscripts and Special Collections

We are part of Libraries, Research and Learning Resources at The University of Nottingham.

Anyone can view our printed, manuscript and archive collections at King's Meadow Campus.

On Friday 9th September, we will be unable to produce original material until 1pm due to the Open Day taking place in the Reading Room. Library services are unaffected.



 Link to Windows On War web resource

Current Exhibition

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Francis Willughby (1635-1672)

A Natural Historian and his Collections 

This exhibition explores the life and work of Francis Willughby, scholar, naturalist and owner of Wollaton Hall. 

19 August 2016 - 4 December 2016

More information


10th Anniversary Celebrations

We are holding an Open Day on 9th September to celebrate 10 years since Manuscripts & Special Collections moved to King's Meadow Campus.

More information and how to join us 


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Manuscripts and Special Collections

Kings Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 4565
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 8651