Leeds University Library

Search Special Collections


Special Collections contains many hundreds of collections and millions of individual items. To find material, you can:

Search print collections held in Special Collections

Our print collections are in the Library's main catalogue; the search box below is filtered to show only Special Collections material.

Search archive and manuscript collections held in Special Collections

Many of our archive and manuscript collections are now available in an online catalogue:


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Please note that none of the above search options gives an exhaustive insight into our collections. We are working continually to improve finding aids and catalogue inaccessible collections.

We are currently creating a single catalogue for all of our collections. This will be available online in 2014 for searching and browsing. Many records will be available online for the first time.

Contact us for further help.