Special Collections

We hold over 15,000 rare books and thousands of archival items on a variety of subjects in our special collections

Our Special Collections comprises 15,000 publications and thousands of individual archival items. You can browse the content of our collections via Library OneSearch.

We also hold over 30 distinct collections of materials which have been given to the Library. An alphabetical list of our accessible collections can be found below.

The historical records of the University are managed separately in the University Archives.

Browse our collections on OneSearch

Collections A-D

Collections beginning with A, B, C, or D accordion

Collections E-H

Collections beginning with E, F, G or H accordion

Collections I-L

Collections beginning with I, J, K or L accordion

Collections M-P

Collections beginning with M, N, O or P. accordion

Collections Q-T

Collections beginning with Q, R, S and T. accordion

Collections U-Z

Special Collections held by Lancaster University Library beginning with U-Z accordion