About our collections

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The Library and Archives hold an extensive range of items which support teaching, learning and research. Our collections cover printed, electronic and audiovisual material, digitised collections, rare books and archival resources, all available for you to explore.

Special Collections

Collection strengths

We have many interesting collections with strengths in a number of different areas, including music, stained glass, art, and theology. Find out what makes our collections special and how you can use them.


Named collections guide

Find out how the named collections came to be held here, who they were donated by and how you can access them, and discover how they can support your teaching and research.

Graphic novels


Wellbeing collection

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Using graphic novels for student learning

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:03:00 +0000

Celebrating the Centenary of women’s suffrage

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:57:00 +0000

Paul Wittgenstein and left-handed piano works.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:16:00 +0000

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:16:00 +0000