Manuscripts and Special Collections

Opening hours


We are currently reviewing our opening hours and would be grateful if you could spend a few minutes completing this survey.  

Current opening hours:

Monday 9.30 6  
Tuesday 9.30 6  
Wednesday 9.30 6  
Thursday 9.30 6  
Friday Closed Closed  
Saturday - - Closed
Sunday - - Closed


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.

Material should be ordered in advance where possible. Due to staff lunch breaks we cannot produce documents between 1pm and 2pm. All documents for same-day viewing must be ordered before 4pm.

All material will need to be returned 15 minutes before closing.

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