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The Special Collections service at Queen’s provides access to the Library's rare and early printed book, map, and manuscript collections, as well as to more modern material relating to Ireland and Ulster in particular.

The books, pamphlets, manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and maps held in Special Collections are considered to be of lasting research value and include examples of the earliest printed works (incunabula), and books and pamphlets published between the 16th and early 19th centuries. In order to preserve the material for future readers these collections are housed in a secure and environmentally controlled setting.

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The Special Collections Reading Room is located on Floor 1 of the McClay Library. Wireless internet access is available.

Visit our Special Collections & Archives LibGuide for additional information on our collections and facilities.
Please note that access to early printed books, manuscripts or discrete collections (i.e. the Thomas Percy and Adam Smith libraries) must be arranged in advance. Access to these materials is restricted in the evenings and at weekends.

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