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Due to refurbishment works in the Sydney Jones Library, Special Collections and Archives is closed to users from Monday 3 June until Monday 16 September (inclusive). We're still available for your enquiries via email.

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

The Science Fiction Hub

Europe's largest catalogued collection of SF material, including the Science Fiction Foundation Collection and a wealth of literary archives.

Cover of TriffidsOver 35,000 books and 2,500 critical works from the earliest speculative fiction to present day. Holdings are comprehensive for many English-language writers but geographical coverage is wide-ranging.

Cover of Famous Fantastic MysteriesOver 2,500 periodical titles - one of the most extensive collections of critical journals, fanzines & fiction magazines in the world. Many titles have been indexed at article level for the first time in our Library Search.

The collections also contain extensive archival material: the papers and manuscripts of some of the most important writers in the genre, including John Wyndham, Olaf Stapledon, John Brunner, Eric Frank Russell and Brian Aldiss.

Science Fiction Collection Highlights


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