Using Special Collections

The Special Collections at Senate House Library offer access to a rich range of resources including large collections of rare and early printed books, manuscripts and archives from the medieval period to the present day, and specialist research collections. The Collections are open to all Library members. Items are fetched to the Special Collections Reading Room, and some require advance notice.


Please contact the the Reading Room Team with enquiries or requests: | +44 (0)20 7862 8470
Or, in person, in the Reading Room.