For Researchers

Our special collections span numerous subjects and time periods, acting as important witnesses to major events and shifts in beliefs and attitudes. We welcome researchers from all academic institutions around the world, as well as unaffiliated individuals pursuing genuine research interests.

While the Working Library is intended for use by College members, other members of the University may, at the discretion of Library staff, consult its collections by prior appointment. Please email for further information.

The Old Library collections are available to members of the University and to other validated researchers (by prior appointment) during our staffed hours of Mondays to Fridays, 9:15am to 4:15pm. Please contact the College Librarian, John Wagstaff (, phone 01223 334950) for further details.

Applications to consult Old Library materials should be made at least one week prior to the date of the proposed visit. Please provide details of the materials you wish to see.