Manuscripts and Special Collections

Opening hours


Manuscripts and Special Collections is currently only open to staff and students of the University of Nottingham. This is a temporary restriction.  

Monday Closed Closed  
Tuesday 10 4  Closed 12.30 -1.30 for lunch
Wednesday 10 4  Closed 12.30 -1.30 for lunch
Thursday 10 4  Closed 12.30 -1.30 for lunch
Friday Closed Closed  
Saturday - - Closed
Sunday - - Closed


To comply with social distancing measures we are restricting the number of visitors and access to the Reading Room is 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 

Manuscripts and Special Collections

Kings Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

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