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SC&A includes manuscripts and archives, medieval to modern; early and finely printed books, and science fiction collections.

Binned, banned, bombed: selection and survival in Special Collections & Archives

Have you ever wondered why there is what there is in Special Collections & Archives?
Our collections are a fascinating mixture of what survives physical degradation, individual actions, historical events and official censure. But just because something has survived for a long time doesn’t automatically mean it has a place in Special Collections & Archives. 



The SC&A Reading Room is currently closed. The SC&A team are accessing the collections to answer email enquiries. Please see our Visiting and Using webpage for further information. 

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For appointments & enquiries

Material is available to consult by appointment. See our Visiting and Using page for further information. 


Opening Times

Saturday & Sunday - Closed