Archives and manuscripts

Search for archives and manuscripts via the Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue. Use the 'Request' button to order items. View items in the Special Collections Reading Room (open weekdays, Monday to Friday, days, 10am - 4pm).

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Archives and manuscripts

Search for archives and manuscripts via the Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue. Use the 'Request' button to order items. View items in the Special Collections Reading Room (open weekdays, Monday to Friday, days, 10am - 4pm).

Our archive holdings contain 1,800 collections, including the University of London student and military service archives. There's a wealth of primary research material relating to politics, society, the arts and humanities.

Free access to the archives

In addition to our regular student memberships we offer a free day ticket for researchers accessing archives and manuscripts. (This ticket is not valid for accessing other areas or resources within the Library.) Proof of address and photo ID is required.