Faculty of Arts

Manuscripts and Special Collections

Substantial resources for researchers

The University is proud of its large and rich collections of manuscripts, archives and rare books, held by Manuscripts and Special Collections, a part of the University Libraries, Research and Learning Resources (LRLR).

The collections are open to all students and staff, and offer enormous research potential, as well as exciting opportunities for students to see and use original documents during the course of their studies. 

Faculty of Arts researchers discuss their research and the importance of the University of Nottingham libraries and special collections.

About the collections

Our internationally recognised collections include materials from the Middle Ages to the late 20th century over a range of subject areas.


Windows on War: a collaborative project between University of Nottingham researchers, Manuscripts and Special Collections and digital technologies experts.

Visiting Manuscripts and Special Collections

Students and researchers are always welcome to visit the Reading Room to find out more about the collections, and how they can be used.





Faculty of Arts

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 8502
email: helen.frost@nottingham.ac.uk

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