Special Collections

Special Collections holds a wealth of primary source materials in a variety of formats and media – ranging from medieval times to the modern age – and with exceptional strengths in literature and the arts, sociology, politics and economics.

The Special Collections Reading Room is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am-4pm (only via advance booking). Order special collections & archives and book your study space slot in the Special Collections reading room by sending an email. More information about Using the Reading Room

Special Collections

Special Collections

Special Collections holds a wealth of primary source materials in a variety of formats and media – ranging from medieval times to the modern age – and with exceptional strengths in literature and the arts, sociology, politics and economics.

The Special Collections Reading Room is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am-4pm (only via advance booking). Order special collections & archives and book your study space slot in the Special Collections reading room by sending an email. More information about Using the Reading Room

Library 150

Senate House Library in 150 items

From ground-breaking scientific texts to great works of literature, this is a selection of items from the first major collections that established Senate House Library on 18 June 1871...