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New look Special Collections catalogue

We’ve improved access to images and digitised material with the new Special Collections search interface.

The Special Collections catalogue is changing on Monday 28 January. All the existing functionality is preserved, with four key improvements to the search function. There’s also a new look and feel to bring it in line with the rest of the website.

Items that we have digitised are now displayed in a new image viewer. The new viewer improves how we can interact with our digital items, with many new features, including zoom and rotation, full screen viewing, and comparison of images.

We’ve improved the labelling for digitised items in collections, so it’s much clearer to see if a digitised copy is available.

Other changes include the ability to search by specific dates, rather than by date-range, along with a clearer link to download lists of collection descriptions.

Please do contact us with any feedback about the new look.