Manuscripts and Special Collections
  

Welcome to Manuscripts and Special Collections

We are part of the University of Nottingham Libraries. 

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

 

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Manuscripts and Special Collections is open. 

The Reading Room is open Tuesday-Thursday, 10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.00pm, with an hour for lunch and to allow staff to clean.

To comply with social distancing measures we are restricting the number of visitors and access to the Reading Room will be by appointment-only. Please give us as much notice of your visit in advance as possible, but at least a minimum of two working days.

If you only want to return a book or collect one using the Click and Collect service, you don’t need to make an appointment and can drop in any time during our opening hours.

To make an an appointment, please email mss-library@nottingham.ac.uk 

For more information about the new guidance for visitors, please see our blog post: https://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/manuscripts/2020/09/07/reopening/

 

 

Parchment, Paper and Pixels

Parchment, Paper and Pixels

A free iBook showcasing some of the treasures held in Manuscripts and Special Collections, with a range of short articles illustrated with images, sound and video.

It includes mediaeval manuscripts, archives, maps, posters, photographs, rare printed books and music and covers the globe from Iceland to China by way of Nottingham and the Soviet Union. Notable personalities featured include Robin Hood and DH Lawrence and it introduces the father of English geology, William Smith, and one of the world’s first ornithologists, Francis Willughby.

Available from itunes

 
 

Manuscripts and Special Collections

Kings Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 4565
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 8651
email: mss-library@nottingham.ac.uk